Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


All party debate aims to put health care on the provincial election agenda


TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2011 – Nurses in Toronto say it’s time to shift the focus of the provincial election to health care.

Members of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) are holding an all-candidates debate this Thursday saying the issue deserves more attention than it’s getting so far in the campaign.

RNAO says voters will make an important choice on Oct. 6, when they elect a government to lead the province over the next four years. The association says that’s why people deserve to hear more details about the vision and concrete ideas each party is proposing to improve the health of Ontarians and the health-care system overall.

•Dr. Eric Hoskins, Liberal MPP for Toronto’s St. Paul’s riding
•Elizabeth Witmer, PC MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo
•France Gélinas, NDP MPP for Nickel Belt
•Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario
•Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar, moderator

RNAO, Toronto Region 6 & 7 Dialogue on Health and Health Care

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Allan Waters Family Auditorium)
209 Victoria Street, Toronto

Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

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Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO
Cell: 647-406-5605 / Office: 416-408-5605
Toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 209