Thank you for calling Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott at 1-905-853-9889 / 1-800-211-1881 to tell her you oppose the health care funding cuts in the proposed provincial budget.

Sample call script:

Hi, my name is _________ and I live in _______, Ontario. I am calling on behalf of the Council of Canadians to tell you that I oppose the health care funding cuts in the proposed provincial budget.

Use additional talking points below:

  • Do not cut public health program funding.
  • Spending money on public health programs prevents serious health problems.
  • Public health programs save lives and reduce health care costs.
  • People need more health care, not less.
  • We need an increase in health care funding that is in line with the expected rise in cost due to our aging population
  • We need more hospital beds. Ontario has the fewest number of hospital beds per capita in Canada.
  • We need an increase in funding of our public hospital funding,s which are currently funded at the lowest rate in Canada.


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