Majority of Ontarians oppose province’s cuts to public health, new poll suggests Social Sharing

Just over a month after the provincial government announced its plan to cut local health units and slash millions in funding, a new poll suggests a vast majority of Ontarians are not on board.

In a poll conducted by Environics Research over a three-day period from May 14 to 16, 70 per cent of those surveyed said they “strongly oppose” the decision, with 13 per cent saying they “somewhat oppose.”

The poll was commissioned by CUPE Ontario and CUPE Local 79, the union representing about 20,000 City of Toronto workers and contained a margin of error of 2.7 per cent. A total of 1,332 people across the province were surveyed with a mix of landline and mobile numbers called.

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