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A replica of the historical Trojan horse will begin touring Ontario this week to warn of the dangers of health care privatization.

The 15-foot Trojan horse will be visiting communities, summer fairs and festivals and health care facilities.  The tour is travelling west to east, with the first stop in Kenora on Wednesday, July 18.

WHAT:  Trojan horse warning of privatization’s threat to public health care

WHERE:  Farmers Market, Harbourfront, Kenora

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The province-wide tour is organized by the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC).  The OHC created the giant wooden horse to bring the dangers of public-private hospitals and other health care privatization to the public’s attention.

The OHC is the broadest public interest group on health care in Ontario.  Its network is strengthened by over 400 grassroots community organizations, including over 50 local health coalitions in communities across the province. 

For more information:

Louis Rodrigues  Health care worker & tour driver  613-531-1319 (C)
David Robbins  CUPE Communications   613-878-1431 (C)