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Ontario's damaged home care system at risk again

Ontario government lifts ban on competitive bidding.

Home care system at risk again as Liberals lift ban on competitive bidding - Michael Hurley.May 6, 2010

LONDON, ON - Ontario's home care system, already damaged by the McGuinty government's continuation of Mike Harris' contracting out policy, now faces further harm. A provincial moratorium on competitive bidding has now expired and the government has decided not to restore the ban, union officials, health care experts, home care workers and clients warned today at a London news conference.

"Mike Harris did much to hurt our home care system and the Liberals not only allowed that to continue, but have now made things even worse by bringing back a twice-suspended system of competitive bidding for home care contracts," said Michael Hurley, President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) in front of Health Minister Deb Matthews' London constituency office today.

Today's news conference was part of a province-wide media tour by CUPE Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC).

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Posted: May 13, 2010

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