/R E P E A T -- Shortfall in healthcare spending focus of OPSEU news conference/

SUDBURY, ON, May 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will hold a news conference in Sudbury on May 5 to discuss the impact of the recent provincial budget on health care and how it fails to meet the needs of northern Ontarians.


Friday May 5, 2017


9:30 a.m.


Courtview West meeting room, Radisson Hotel

85 Ste Anne Road, Sudbury

"Finance Minister Charles Sousa tells us his recent budget represents a magic wand that will lift the dark clouds over the health care services of our province," said Sara Labelle, OPSEU Second Vice-President and chair of the union's Hospital Professionals Division. "It isn't. If anything, this budget only reinforces the fact that when it comes to healthcare spending on a per capita basis, Ontario ranks dead last among Canadian jurisdictions."

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will host the news conference.

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: Greg Hamara, OPSEU Communications, 647-238-9933


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