Windsor-Essex Health Coalition

April 03, 2014 15:54 ET

Media Advisory: Windsor-Essex 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

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

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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 Windsor-Essex 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 Windsor-Essex are encouraged to cast their vote this Saturday April 5 in support of our local public hospitals.

The results of the vote will be released at a media event on Monday April 7, 10:00 a.m. at the Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan campus (by the hospital sign).

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

South Windsor
Devonshire Mall - 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 3100 Howard Ave.
Rexall Pharmacy - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 3840 Howard Ave.
East End
Tecumseh Mall - 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 7654 Tecumseh Rd. E.
West End
Pharmasave Pharmacy - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1550 Huron Church Rd.
10 000 Villages - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 624 Chilver Rd.
Rexall Pharmacy - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 815 Erie St.
Unifor Local 200/444 Hall - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1855 Turner Rd.
Unifor Local 2458/195 Hall - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 3400 Somme Ave.

Contact Information

  • Campaign office:
    80 Chatham Street East, Windsor

    Ken Brown

    Richard Laverty