Healthcare Rally At Queen's Park
They started and ended at Queen's Park. Around 1,000 people marched down University Avenue by hospital row today, to demand that healthcare take a priority in the election campaign.
Everyone who came out had a specific reason. Some travelled from as far as Sudbury to speak about hospital wait times being reduced, others from Oakville to speak about their elderly parents. And while most at the rally represented a union - healthcare or otherwise - some just wanted to show up because of personal experiences within the healthcare system.
Either way, everyone in the crowd say they want provincial party leaders to bring healthcare to the forefront of the election campaign.
While a sea of faces covered the lawn at Queen's Park holding signs and chanting to keep healthcare public, some people couldn't make it. That's where the Council of Canadians steps in. The organization constructed a float with a paper mache patient all bandaged up on a hospital bed, which played voicemail messages of those who wanted to attend the rally but were unable to.