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Maude Barlow (Chair, Council of Canadians)
Dr. Gordon Guyatt (co-author of a recent study showing that treatment in U.S. for-profit hospitals results in a higher mortality rate than in non-profit hospitals)
Michael Hurley (President, Ontario Coalition of Hospital Unions/CUPE)
Natalie Mehra (Coordinator, Ontario Health Coalition)

A public meeting in Cornwall to talk about the alarming trend toward for-profit health care in Canada.

The public meeting in Cornwall is part of a 22-city speaking tour across Ontario (see tour schedule on the following page). The speakers will address the implications of for-profit health care, and will provide strategies on how to support the fight to save and expand Medicare in Canada.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 – 7:00 p.m.

Ramada Inn and Conference Centre
805 Brookdale Avenue

Complete tour schedule follows:
  • Sioux Lookout, September 30
  • Kenora, October 1
  • Thunder Bay, October 2
  • London, October 3
  • Kingston, October 7
  • Cornwall, October 8
  • Oshawa, October 9
  • Peterborough, October 10
  • Brampton, October 15
  • Lindsey, October 16
  • Cambridge, October 17
  • Windsor, October 21
  • Guelph, October 22
  • Hamilton, October 23
  • Arnprior, October 30
  • Brockville, November 4
  • Ottawa, November 5
  • Pembroke, November 6
  • Sudbury, November 12
  • St. Catharines, November 13
  • North Bay, December 9
  • Toronto, December 10

For further information, please contact:
Andrea Addario, CUPE Communications
416-292-3999, ext. 240 or 416-738-4329 (cell)
Guy Caron, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, (for Maude Barlow)
Natalie Mehra, Coordinator, Ontario Health Coalition
416-230-6402 (cell) – [in Cornwall]
Michael Hurley, President, OCHU/CUPE
416-884-0770 (cell) – [in Cornwall]
Alison Fisher, OCHU/CUPE Campaigns
416-599-0770, ext. 22