Sudbury Health Coalition

April 03, 2014 16:01 ET

Media Advisory: Sudbury Health Coalition Wants Your Vote

Voting Stations Across Ontario in Volunteer-Led Referendum this Saturday to Save Our Local Public Hospitals and Stop the Private Clinics

SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 3, 2014) -

When Saturday April 5, 2014

What Ontario's government has announced plans to bring in new legal regulations to cut services from our community hospitals and contract them out to private clinics. These proposals come on the heels of years of cuts to local hospital services. Ontario has cut our local hospitals' beds and services more deeply than any other province in Canada and now funds hospitals less than any other province. The Coalition is warning that the Ontario government is dismantling our community hospitals.

The Sudbury Health Coalition has organized a volunteer-led referendum advocating for the public to have their say on the health care system. Volunteers with the coalition have already been distributing leaflets door-to-door and in workplace votes for the last three weeks. All citizens of Sudbury and area are encouraged to cast their vote this Saturday April 5 in support of our local public hospitals.

Ballot Question Choose one. I support our local public hospitals. I do not want the government to cut our services or contract them out to private clinics. OR I support cutting services from our local public hospitals and contracting them out to private clinics.

Where Area residents are invited to vote at dozens of voting stations across the region. The following are pre-arranged voting stations in local businesses. In addition there will be roaming crews of volunteers available to collect votes in busy areas of the city.

Voting Stations
Rainbow Centre 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 40 Elm Street
Southridge Mall 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1933 Regent Street
Food Basics 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 400 Notre Dame Ave.
Food Basics 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1800 Lasalle Blvd.
Garson
Sportsman Show 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Garson Arena, 100 Church St.
Wahnapitae
Wahnapitae General Store 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5 Bank Street
Chelmsford
Metro 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 3442 Errington Ave. N.
Place Bonaventure Mall 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 4764 Regional Rd.
Val Caron
Metro 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 3140 Hwy 69
Hanmer
Food Basics 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5085 Hwy 69 North
Neil's Your Independent Grocer 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5200 Hwy 69 North

Contact Information

  • Campaign office:
    754 LaSalle Blvd. Montrose Mall, Sudbury
    705-560-6865

    Felicia Fahey
    705-919-4105