Media Advisory - Giant "Trojan horse" on health care tour comes to Pembroke, Renfrew & Arnprior



    Tour warning Ontarians of dangers of health care privatization

    TORONTO, Aug. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - A replica of the historical Trojan horse
warning of the dangers of health care privatization is coming to Pembroke and
Renfrew on Friday, August 3.
    The 15-foot Trojan horse is touring the province and visiting
communities, summer fairs, festivals and health care facilities. The tour is
travelling to over 30 communities and launched in Kenora on July 18.

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

    WHERE: Pembroke: Walmart parking lot
    WHEN:  Friday, August 3, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    WHERE: Renfrew: Walmart parking lot, Hwy 17 & O'Brien Rd
    WHEN:  Friday, August 3, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    WHERE: Arnprior: Daniel Street Mall
    WHEN:  Friday, August 3, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    

    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 further information:

For further information: Louis Rodrigues, Health care worker & tour
driver, (613) 531-1319 (C); David Robbins, CUPE Communications, (613) 878-1431
(C)

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