Thank you for calling Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott to tell her you oppose privatizing health care in Ontario.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Phone: 416-327-4300

Sample call script:

Hi, my name is _________ and I live in _______, Ontario. I am calling on behalf of the Council of Canadians to tell Minister Elliott that I oppose any of the Ford government’s plans to privatize health care services in Ontario. Health care must remain publicly funded and fully accessible in our province as required by the Canada Health Act.

Use additional talking points below:

  • Privatized health care will create two-tier medicare which means longer waits and less access to care for those who cannot afford to pay.

  • Allowing private corporations to build, manage or maintain health care will drive up costs and reduce services.

What we want:

  • We need more hospital beds. Ontario has the fewest number of hospital beds per capita in Canada.

  • We need to provide more funding for our public hospitals which are currently funded at the lowest rate in Canada.


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