Join our holiday card campaign to #RepealBill124

On Dec. 9, the Ontario legislature ended its fall session with Bill 124 still in place. That means Ontario’s nursing crisis will continue to deepen. Nurses will continue to leave their jobs and, in many cases, the profession. Patient safety will be impacted and the effectiveness of Ontario’s health system will continue to be compromised. 

But, RNAO’s efforts to repeal Bill 124 will not rest. Please join our holiday card campaign. All you need to know, and all you need to participate in our holiday card campaign, can be found below. We have designed greetings to send to MPPs who have committed to stand with nurses and repeal Bill 124. And, we have designed greetings for those MPPs who have yet to sign. Either way, we are asking you to let your MPP know how important it is to you that they #StandWithNurses and call for the repeal of Bill 124. You can find your MPP and their contact information here using your own postal code.

How to join the campaign

Step 1: Check if your MPP signed the pledge

On Dec. 7, RNAO called on MPPs  to stand with nurses and demand Premier Ford repeal Bill 124. This is the list of MPPs that have signed RNAO’s pledge to stand with nurses and call for the repeal of Bill 124. Look for your MPP here.  

PC

0 out of 69 sitting MPPs

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NDP

40 out of 40 sitting MPPs

  • Faisal Hassan (Dec. 7, 2021 at 2:44 p.m. ET)
  • Bhutila Karpoche (Dec. 8, 2021 at 8:43 a.m. ET)
  • Percy Hatfield (Dec. 8, 2021 at 11:36 a.m. ET)
  • Monique Taylor (Dec. 8, 2021 at 11:40 a.m. ET)
  • Joel Harden (Dec. 8, 2021 at 11:49 a.m. ET)
  • Jessica Bell (Dec. 8, 2021 at 12:12 p.m. ET)
  • Catherine Fife (Dec. 8, 2021 at 11:55 a.m. ET)
  • Marit Stiles (Dec. 8, 2021 at 12:06 p.m. ET)
  • Lisa Gretzky (Dec. 8, 2021 at 12:31 p.m. ET)
  • Jennifer French (Dec. 8, 2021 at 1:37 p.m. ET)
  • Sol Mamakwa (Dec. 8, 2021 at 1:55 p.m. ET)
  • Peter Tabuns (Dec. 8, 2021 at 2:37 p.m. ET)
  • Tom Rakocevic (Dec. 8, 2021 at 2:42 p.m. ET)
  • Peggy Sattler (Dec. 8, 2021 at 3:02 p.m. ET) 
  • Paul Miller (Dec. 8, 2021 at 3:22 p.m. ET)
  • Chris Glover (Dec. 8, 2021 at 3:47 p.m. ET)
  • Jamie West (Dec. 8, 2021 at 7:25 p.m. ET)
  • Kevin Yarde (Dec. 9, 2021 at 9:39 a.m. ET)
  • Guy Bourgouin (Dec. 9, 2021 at 10:05 a.m. ET)
  • Terrance Kernaghan (Dec. 10, 2021 at 9:21 a.m. ET)
  • Rima Berns-McGown (Dec. 10, 2021 at 9:25 a.m. ET)
  • Jennie Stevens (Dec. 10, 2021 at 9:42 a.m. ET)
  • Wayne Gates (Dec. 10, 2021 at 9:49 a.m. ET)
  • Gilles Bisson (Dec. 10, 2021 at 9:58 a.m. ET)
  • Jill Andrew (Dec. 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. ET)
  • Suze Morrison (Dec. 10, 2021 at 10:24 a.m. ET)
  • Jeff Burch (Dec. 10, 2021 at 12:28 p.m. ET)
  • Judith Monteith-Farrell (Dec. 10, 2021 at 12:33 p.m. ET)
  • Laura Mae Lindo (Dec. 10, 2021 at 12:35 p.m. ET)
  • Andrea Horwath (Dec. 10, 2021 at 12:50 p.m. ET)
  • Sara Singh (Dec. 10, 2021 at 1:05 p.m. ET)
  • Doly Begum (Dec. 10, 2021 at 1:54 p.m. ET)
  • Michael Mantha (Dec. 10, 2021 at 2:17 p.m. ET)
  • Gurratan Singh (Dec. 10, 2021 at 2:29 p.m. ET)
  • France Gélinas  (Dec. 10, 2021 at 2:36 p.m. ET)
  • Teresa Armstrong (Dec. 13, 2021 at 9:14 a.m. ET)
  • Taras Natyshak (Dec. 13, 2021 at 10:55 a.m. ET)
  • John Vanthof (Dec. 13, 2021 at 11:25 a.m. ET)
  • Sandy Shaw (Dec. 13, 2021 at 12:06 p.m. ET)
  • Ian Arthur (Dec. 13, 2021 at 1:40 p.m. ET)

Liberal

7 out of 7 sitting MPPs

  • Michael Gravelle (Dec. 7, 2021 at 12:37 p.m. ET)
  • John Fraser (Dec. 8, 2021 at 9:27 a.m. ET)
  • Stephen Blais (Dec. 8, 2021 at 12:42 p.m. ET)
  • Lucille Collard (Dec. 8, 2021 at 4:09 p.m. ET)
  • Amanda Simard (Dec. 10, 2021 at 12:18 p.m. ET)
  • Mitzie Hunter (Dec. 10, 2021 at 2:39 p.m. ET)
  • Kathleen Wynne (Dec. 13, 2021 at 1:18 p.m. ET)
  • Steven Del Duca, leader of the Ontario Liberal Party

Green

1 out of 1 sitting MPP

  • Mike Schreiner (Dec. 7, 2021 at 8:50 p.m.  ET)

Independent

0 out of 6 sitting MPPs

Step 2: Send a holiday card to your MPP

We have designed greetings for MPPs who have signed our pledge and those who have not done so yet. Choose which greeting is appropriate and choose how you want to send that greeting to your MPP. 

Use this if your MPP signed the pledge Use this if your MPP has NOT signed the pledge

1. To send a card by mail or deliver by hand: 

a. Print and sign this card

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b. Print and sign as an insert for your own holiday card (and follow the instructions on the card)

1. To send a card by mail or deliver by hand: 

a. Print and sign this card

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b. Print and sign as an insert for your own holiday card (and follow the instructions on the card)

2.    To send a card by email: 

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2.    To send a card by email: 

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3. To send your greetings through social media, use these images and tag your MPP:

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3. To send your greetings through social media, use these images and tag your MPP:

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Step 3: Share on social 

Let us know if you sent a holiday card to your MPP by tagging us on social media and using hashtags: #StandWithNurses and #RepealBill124.

Also, if you choose to deliver your card in person, we encourage you to take a selfie outside your MPP’s constituency office and post it on social media. 

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Thank you for participating in RNAO's #RepealBill124 holiday card campaign. Happy holidays!

MPPS who #StandWithNurses

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#NursingCrisis social media gallery

Ontario’s nursing crisis is being exacerbated by Bill 124 - which caps salary increases at one per cent. Nurses are exhausted by the pandemic and feel disrespected by Premier Ford’s inaction. On Twitter, nurses are speaking out against Bill 124 and sharing why the premier must repeal it immediately. Members of the public are sharing their support for nurses and demonstrating that they stand with nurses. View our #NursingCrisis social media gallery to see these tweets. Share your message using #RepealBill124 or #NursingCrisis and tag @RNAO in your tweets. 


Letter to MPPs

The legislature is set to recess on Thursday (Dec. 9) and will not resume until Feb. 22. Ontarians cannot wait until then to resolve an urgent health-care crisis. RNAO issued a call to action in its letter to all MPPs: Tell Premier Doug Ford you stand with nurses and want Bill 124 repealed. In the letter RNAO asks MPPs to sign the pledge calling for the premier to #RepealBill124.

Download the letter

RNAO calls on MPPs to #StandWithNurses and demand Premier Ford repeal Bill 124

On Dec. 7, RNAO issued a media release stating that Premier Ford has yet to respond to its demand to #RepealBill124.

Read media release

Open Letter to Ontario’s Premier: Crisis in Nursing Human Resources, Repeal Bill 124 as a start

On Nov. 29, RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun and President Morgan Hoffarth sent an open letter urging Premier Ford to immediately repeal Bill 124. It states RNAO’s grave concern about the state of nursing in Ontario and highlights how the shortage has reached a crisis and is spiraling out of control impacting patient safety and the effectiveness of Ontario’s health system.

Read the letter