Today the Council of Canadians joined our allies from the Ontario Health Coalition as they delivered the results of a grassroots referendum on stopping hospital cuts in communities across Ontario. Over a thousand volunteers from across the province, including many Council of Canadians members and chapters, volunteered their time and energy to make the referendum possible. were asked to vote yes or no as to whether Ontario’s government should stop the cuts to community hospitals and restore services to meet the population need for care.
Over 94,000 Ontarians voted to stop the cuts and restore public hospital funding to the average of the other provinces. Further, an astounding 99.6% of the almost 100,000 people who voted told the government to stop the devastating cuts.