NEWMARKET, ON – On Friday, November 15th, at 11 a.m., paramedics represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will visit the constituency office of Minister of Health Christine Elliott. Paramedics are concerned about government plans to restructure land ambulance in Ontario, and rumours of privatization. Many communities are already grappling with ambulance shortages and underfunding, and paramedics fear these shortages will worsen if the government proceeds with a restructuring that makes it harder to respond when patients need an ambulance quickly.

WHO: Paramedics represented by CUPE, accompanied by Jason Fraser, chair of the CUPE Ambulance Committee of Ontario

WHAT: Delegation to the office of Minister of Health Christine Elliott

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019
11 a.m.

WHERE: Unit 22, 16635 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario

Media wishing to cover this event are encouraged to contact Jason Fraser or Andrea Addario at the contact information below.

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For more information:

Jason Fraser, Chair, CUPE Ambulance Committee of Ontario, 705-760-1544
Andrea Addario, CUPE Communications, 416-738-4329

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