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TORONTO Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU), of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will be available at 11:00 am on Friday, November 21st, via cell phone, to respond to the Liberal governments announcement on proposed Private-Public Partnerships (P3) for hospital in Ottawa.

CUPE and the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) have been warning Ontarians about the perils of P3 hospital deals for a year now. Along with a coalition of unions and the OHC, CUPE filed legal action against the Ontario government on P3 deals just before the election. During the recent Ontario election campaign, the Liberals promised to stop P3 schemes in the works for Bramptons William Osler Centre (WOHC) and the Royal Ottawa Hospital, and to outlaw any further P3 schemes in Ontario.

The following spokesperson will be available to provide comment and reaction to the governments announcement Friday:

  • Who?
    Michael Hurley
    President, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)

  • What?
    Response to governments announcement at the Royal Ottawa Hospital
    Michael Hurley via cell-phone 416-884-0770

  • When?
    Friday, November 21, 2003
    11:00 am


For further information, please contact:
Michael Hurley
President, OCHU
James Chai
CUPE Communications