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Giant Protest & March: The fightback is on to save public health care

Posted: March 18, 2024

Thursday May 30

12 pm noon

The Fightback is On

Either we save our public medicare now, or we are going to lose it

Send a message to the Ford government and Ontario Legislature that cannot be ignored.


In Toronto: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at the south side of Nathan Phillips Square across from the Sheraton, 123 Queen St. W. We will march to the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park which is in session — local Members of Provincial Parliament from across Ontario will be there.


There is a designated space at Queen’s Park for people with mobility issues who cannot join the march. Meet us at Queen’s Park in front of the Ontario Legislature. The march will arrive at Queen’s Park at 1 p.m.


Across Mid- & Southern Ontario: There will be buses/transportation to the Toronto protest. We will post details on our website about buses and how to reserve a space as soon as we get them. For now, please contact your local health coalition here to let them know you want a seat. If you don’t have a local coalition, please email us at


In Northern Ontario (N. Ontario locations where it is too far to travel in to the Ontario Legislature):


Thunder Bay: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at mini Queen’s Park. Contact Jules Tupker


Sault Ste. Marie: Location TBA. Contact Al Dupuis at the Algoma Health Coalition


If your organization can book buses and bring people to the protest, please do. At this point, every single person is needed.


The situation has never been more urgent

The Ford government is dismantling public non-profit health care, closing local public hospitals’ emergency departments and other vital services. They are privatizing hospital care, long-term care, primary care and other services to for-profit corporations.


They are allowing for-profit clinics to charge patients hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars for needed medical care, in violation of our Public Medicare laws. Thousands of Ontarians are now being forced to pay out-of-pocket for access to health care.


Don’t let the Ford government destroy public health care.


Save our public health care & restore it so we can be proud of it again.




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