Health care rally draws thousands

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October 25, 2018

Thousands rally to improve and protect Ontario public health care

On October 23, 2018, Members, Executive Board, and staff from UFCW Locals 175 & 633 took part in an Ontario Health Coalition rally. The crowd at Queen’s Park chanted ‘Hands Off Our Health Care,’ as flags from many different Unions and other advocate groups flew in the chilly breeze.

The message was clear: Rebuild and improve our health care with NO cuts and NO privatization.

It’s estimated that Doug Ford’s proposed cuts will add up to $22 billion in lost revenue for the province.

That’s $22 billion less funding for:

  • our schools,
  • the roads we use,
  • the transit we take,
  • the social programs we rely on, and;
  • the health care we need.

Our population is only getting older and much of our system is already inundated with more patients and higher needs requirements than every before. Health care workers already work short far too often due to the underfunded system.

Health care is something we will all need at some point in our lives. It should be public, accessible, and well-funded to make sure it’s there when we need it.

Visit the Ontario Health Coalition website for full details on the demands made at the rally.

Check out some photos from the rally!