Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

March 16, 2010 10:10 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario’s Already Damaged Home Care System at Risk Again as Ontario Poised to Lift Ban on Competitive Bidding When Service Contracts End March 31

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) - Ontario's home care system has already been seriously damaged by the McGuinty government's continuation of Mike Harris' contracting out policy and may now be less than two weeks away from further harm if the province proceeds with plans to lift its ban on competitive bidding when service contracts expire March 31, union officials, health care experts and home care workers will warn at a Peterborough news conference on March 17.

  WHO: Doug Allen, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
  Roy Brady, Ontario Health Coalition (OHC)
  Pam Huckle, Home Care Worker
  WHAT: News Conference
  WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2010
  WHERE: Peterborough Public Library
  345 Aylmer Street North
  Peterborough, ON

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Ronald Boisrond