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OSPEU wants you to put "Patients first!" Have your say on Bill 41!

You have until November 23 to have your input into the health reform consultation.

Toronto (22 Nov. 2016) — Ontarians have until November 23 at 6 p.m. to make submissions to the legislative committee studying Bill 41, the Patients First Act.

Add your voice to health reform in Ontario

When passed, the new bill will overhaul much of Ontario’s health care system. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is encouraging people join to its call for progressive reform that puts patients first!

On November 14, Lucy Morton, Chair of the OPSEU Health Care Divisional Council, made a presentation to the legislative committee studying the bill. The union’s full submission on the bill is available here.

OPSEU/NUPGE calls for publicly funded, non-profit system with accountability and increased democracy

OPSEU/NUPGE is calling for:

  • elimination of contracting out in home care to move to a fully public, non-profit system;
  • changes to Bill 41 to make Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) accountable to local communities;
  • increased democracy in health care through the establishment of democratically-elected LHIN boards of directors and meaningful consultation processes with the public and health care workers.

Have your say, either individually by emailing Trevor Day, Clerk of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly, at tday@ola.org.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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