Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO urges the Council of the Federation to commit to Medicare


Steer clear of for-profit health-care delivery, and fully televise this week’s meeting

TORONTO, July 28, 2004 – The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) will be in Niagara-on-the-Lake this week, urging members of the Council of the Federation to use this week’s meeting to commit to expanding publicly funded, not-for-profit health care, put the privatization ghosts to rest once and for all, and strengthen the nursing profession.

WHO/WHEN: RNAO president Joan Lesmond and executive director Doris Grinspun will attend the Ontario Health Coalition’s Health action assembly and teach-in on Wednesday, July 28. Grinspun will facilitate a workshop on primary health care.

Lesmond and Grinspun will also be in Niagara-on-the Lake on Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 to comment on the Council of the Federation’s strategic planning meeting.

WHERE: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied 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.


For more information, please contact:
Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO
Phone: 416-408-5605
Toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext.209
Cell: 647-406-5605