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Ontario’s home care system has already been seriously damaged by the McGuinty government’s continuation of Mike Harris’ contracting out policy and may now be two weeks away from further harm if the province proceeds with plans to lift its ban on competitive bidding when service contracts expire March 31, union officials, health care experts and home care workers will warn at an Ottawa news conference on March 16.

WHO:  Michael Hurley, President, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
 Hugh Armstrong, Ontario Health Coalition (OHC)
 Pam Huckle,  Home Care Worker

WHAT:      News Conference

WHEN:      10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WHERE:     377 Bank Street (Bank and Lewis)
                    Ottawa, ON

For more information, please contact:

Michael Hurley    President, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) 416-884-0770
Ronald Boisrond   CUPE Communications      514-802-2802