TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2013) -

When: Tuesday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
Where: Queen's Park Media Studio, Queen's Park Main Legislative Building, Toronto
Who: Steven Barrett, managing partner in the law firm Sack Goldblatt Mitchell
Steven Barrett practices in the areas of public policy on health care, labour law, Charter of Rights and constitutional litigation and public interest litigation. Steven has appeared as counsel in numerous appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Natalie Mehra, director of the Ontario Health Coalition
The Ontario Health Coalition represents a network of more than 400 organizations from health professionals, doctors and nurses to seniors' organizations, unions, patient advocates, health and social service agencies, diverse cultural organizations, students and other public interest and equity-seeking organizations. The coalition has also organized a network of more than 50 local health coalitions in rural communities, towns and cities across the province. The OHC is the largest public interest group on health care in Ontario.
What: The Wynne government has quietly issued notice of its intention to bring in new regulations under the Independent Health Facilities Act (IHFA) and the Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA) to usher in new private clinics to take hospital services out of local hospitals. The Ontario Health Coalition is holding this press conference to respond to these plans.

Contact Information:

Natalie Mehra, director,
Ontario Health Coalition
416-441-2502 (office) or 416-230-6402 (cell)