From across Ontario representatives from dozens of communities facing devastating cuts to their community hospitals carted thousands of ballots to the Ontario Legislature. The votes – 93,840 of them as of last night – were cast in a province-wide voluntary “referendum” on Saturday May 28 and in lead-in advance polls held in the last two weeks. Since last night the coalition has received hundreds more votes, putting the total over 94,000. Hundreds of votes continue to be sent in to the coalition every few hours. To put the size of the vote in perspective, a very large petition presented to the Legislature might have 20,000 signatures at most.
Read the full release on the Ontario Health Coalition’s website http://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/index.php/advisory-every-vote-is-counted-health-coalitions-across-ontario-deliver-results-of-massive-grassroots-hospital-cuts-referendum-to-legislature/