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NDP Health Critic will be guest speaker at local Town Hall on health and long-term care

Event to be held at Swanmore Hall on April 23; public invited to attend and discuss concerns
Frances Gelinas will be in Orillia April 23 to speak at a Town Hall on health and long-term care. File Photo


Ontario NDP Health Critic Frances Gelinas (MPP, Nickel Belt) will be the guest speaker at a Town Hall on Health and Long-Term Care hosted by the Simcoe-North ONDP Riding Association and Elizabeth Van Houtte, NDP candidate for Simcoe-North. The event will take place Monday, April 23 at Swanmore Hall of the Leacock Museum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The meeting is free with plenty of time for discussion and conversation.

The public is encouraged to attend and discuss critical concerns about health and long term care in our community. Over 30,000 people remain on the waiting list for long term care, and many are forced into unsatisfactory or even dangerous living arrangements during the 500 days it can take to get a spot. In-home supports are difficult to arrange and often place an unfair burden on children and grandchildren. Plans for health care funding and long term care options have been disregarded and, when finally addressed, grossly inadequate.

Since elected as MPP for the Nickel Belt in 2007, France Gelinas has consistently been one of the top five MPPs at Queens Park in terms of bills introduced, bills passed, times addressing the legislature and words spoken. She has a passion for bringing quality health care and long term care services to the people of Ontario and for addressing public concerns and needs head on.

As Executive Director of the Community Health Centre in Sudbury, France oversaw the expansion of Health Care services to many small and rural communities similar to those in Simcoe-North. With years of experience in the health care field, she brings a unique and well-informed presence to the Orillia Health and Long Term Care Town Hall.

Information on attending can be obtained by visiting the event page at Facebook (@VanHoutteNDP), Tweet to @VanHoutteSN or e-mail to Swanmore Hall is located on the grounds of the Leacock House and Museum at 50 Museum Drive, Orillia.

For more information: ElizabethVanHoutte - - 705-955-4530