Ontario Rally for Universal Public Health Care

September 13, 2011


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Health Care Rally 2011
Ontario Rally for Universal Public Health Care
dated September 13, 2011

 

Toronto, Ontario
September 13, 2011

      

Toronto, Ontario
September 13, 2011


Nancy Pridham
OPSEU Second Vice President

       "While bankers are earning six digit bonuses health care workers are being asked to take zero and zero and pay for this recession brought on by corporate greed and irresponsible financial services that put the government in the red, not health care costs. Health care is as sustainable as we want it to be. This election is where we need to decide whether we want to put more money into big corporate tax cuts, or whether citizens of Ontario and your families deserve the health care that we know that we need."


 Sid Ryan
Ontario Federation of Labour President

       "Don't let them tell you it can't be done. Yes we can deliver good quality public health care in this province. We can do it with frontline workers getting a decent wage and a decent salary. Let's fight government for good decent health care in this province. That is something that we should be demanding of ourselves and well as demanding of politicians."


Steve McMullen
CAW Local 199

       "I speak here today to raise my concerns to how the NHS mishandled my mother's healthcare. Why, after going to the hospital four times with the same symptoms and not until June 14th did they finally test her for C-Dif. This was not the fault of the public not washing their hands, or the performance of the frontline people in the hospital but of the top administration in the NHS who decide how to spend the budget. The cuts, the secrecy and the bad decisions are what contributed to the outbreak in Niagara."


 Wayne Gates
CAW Local 199 President

       "In Niagara Falls, although we weren't told by the LENS, we weren't told by the NHS, that four people died in our hospital in Niagara Falls from C-Def. They felt they didn't have to tell the residents. We put a rally together to force them to tell us. Healthcare is the number one issue in this province. "


Ken Lewenza
CAW National President

       "There is an injustice in the province of Ontario. So today on behalf of the CAW and the many retirees that are here today and active members. We work together for universally funded health care. I say to the Ontario Health Care Coalition that our health care would be in more dire straits today if it wasn't for the activism three hundred and sixty five days a year demanding justice for those that we serve each day and represent those that work in health care with respect and dignity. When politicians knock on your door, you've got to ask them; Are you going to stop the bleeding of privatization are you going to let the corporate community make money on the backs of the disabled and the frail and the ill?" Speak up for justice, speak up for fairness, speak up for decency and speak up for the common good that bonds Ontarians and that is universal publicly accessible health care. Thank you very much."

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