[Hpn] URGENT! Rally to stop detox closures

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 19:09:29 -0400


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URGENT APPEAL TO STOP DETOX CLOSURES

! RALLY ON TUES, AUG 30, NOON  !
(Please circulate widely)

Close to 40% of detox beds in Toronto will be closing.  The first to go =
will be CAMH 501 Queen St.W. - right in the heart of the constituency of =
the Minister responsible - George Smitherman (Health and Long-Term =
Care).

The "restructuring" of withdrawal management services in Toronto has =
happened by stealth.  The community affected by the closures has never =
been consulted, not even the City of Toronto was consulted.  The =
decision has been made by the Ministry and several large hospitals and =
is now being implemented with no plan for what will happen to the =
backlog of people in dire need for detox services.

Detox centres are already full and operating beyond capacity.  These =
services save lives and are vital to community health.  Please act now =
to stop the closures.

RALLY TO STOP THE CLOSURES =20
Tuesday August 30th, 12 noon
501 Queen St. W (between Bathurst & Spadina)

On-line petition at  http://thiscause.org/p/menu.php?p=3DClosings69589DB
Please have your organizations sign on as soon as possible.
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For more information please contact the
Coalition to Stop the Detox Closures
via Danielle Koyama (416-426-4439) dkoyama@sympatico.ca;
Sarah Dover 416-276-4020; or=20
Lucy Costa at  yu217993@yorku.ca

The Coalition to Stop the Detox Closures =20
represents community and health workers,=20
users and potential users of detox services, and =20
concerned community members=20
dedicated to fighting the closures of detox beds and
improving addiction services in Toronto,including increased access to =
detox services.




>From plague, pestilence and famine, from battle, murder, sudden death, =
and all forms of cowlike contentment, Good Lord deliver us! ~ Nellie =
McClung


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<DIV><STRONG><U><FONT face=3DImpact color=3D#000080 size=3D7>URGENT =
APPEAL TO STOP=20
DETOX CLOSURES<BR><BR></FONT></U></STRONG><FONT face=3D"Arial Black" =
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size=3D6><STRONG>!&nbsp;RALLY ON TUES, AUG 30, NOON</STRONG><SPAN=20
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size=3D3>&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG>!</STRONG></FONT><BR><STRONG><=
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size=3D5>(Please circulate widely)<BR><BR>Close to 40% of detox beds in =
Toronto=20
will be&nbsp;closing.&nbsp; The first to go will be CAMH 501 Queen St.W. =
- right=20
in the heart of the constituency of the Minister responsible - George =
Smitherman=20
(Health and Long-Term Care).<BR><BR>The "restructuring" of withdrawal =
management=20
services in Toronto has</FONT></STRONG><SPAN =
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face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" color=3D#0000ff size=3D3>&nbsp;<FONT =
face=3DArial=20
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size=3D5><STRONG>h</STRONG></FONT></FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT=20
size=3D5>appened by stealth.&nbsp; The community affected by the =
closures has=20
never</FONT></STRONG><SPAN class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT=20
face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" color=3D#0000ff =
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size=3D5>been consulted, not even the City of Toronto was =
consulted.&nbsp;=20
The</FONT></STRONG><SPAN class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial =
Unicode MS"=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT =
size=3D5>decision has been=20
made by the Ministry and several large hospitals =
and</FONT></STRONG><SPAN=20
class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" =
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT size=3D5>is now being =
implemented with no=20
plan for what will happen to the</FONT></STRONG><SPAN=20
class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" =
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT size=3D5>backlog of people in =
dire need=20
for detox services.<BR><BR>Detox centres are already full and operating =
beyond=20
capacity.&nbsp; These</FONT></STRONG><SPAN =
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face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" color=3D#0000ff =
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT=20
size=3D5>services save lives and are vital to community health.&nbsp; =
Please act=20
now</FONT></STRONG><SPAN class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT size=3D5>to =
stop the=20
closures.<BR><BR></FONT></STRONG><FONT color=3D#ff0000 =
size=3D6><STRONG><FONT=20
color=3D#800000>RALLY TO STOP THE CLOSURES</FONT></STRONG><SPAN=20
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<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><FONT color=3D#ff0000 =
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size=3D5><STRONG><FONT color=3D#ff0000 size=3D6>Tuesday August 30th, 12 =
noon<BR>501=20
Queen St. W (between Bathurst &amp; =
Spadina)<BR></FONT><BR></STRONG></FONT><FONT=20
face=3DArial size=3D5><STRONG>On-line petition at&nbsp; =
</STRONG></FONT><A=20
href=3D"http://thiscause.org/p/menu.php?p=3DClosings69589DB" =
target=3D_blank><FONT=20
face=3DArial color=3D#003399=20
size=3D5><STRONG>http://thiscause.org/p/menu.php?p=3DClosings69589DB</STR=
ONG></FONT></A><BR><SPAN=20
class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" =
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size=3D3><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial color=3D#000000=20
size=3D5>P</FONT></STRONG></FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial =
size=3D5>lease have=20
your</FONT></STRONG><SPAN class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D5>organizations sign on as soon as =
possible.</FONT></STRONG><BR><FONT=20
face=3DArial size=3D5><SPAN class=3D822402202-24082005><FONT =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><STRONG>For more =
information please=20
contact the</STRONG></FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><FONT =
color=3D#ff0000><STRONG>Coalition=20
to Stop the Detox</STRONG><SPAN class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT=20
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size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG>Closures</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV=
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<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><STRONG>via Danielle =
Koyama=20
(416-426-4439) <A=20
href=3D"mailto:dkoyama@sympatico.ca">dkoyama@sympatico.ca</A>;<BR>Sarah =
Dover=20
416-276-4020<SPAN class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial Unicode =
MS"=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D3><FONT face=3DArial color=3D#000000=20
size=3D5>;</FONT></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</STRONG></FONT><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D5><STRONG>or</STRONG><SPAN class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT=20
face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" color=3D#0000ff =
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><STRONG>Lucy Costa =
at&nbsp;=20
</STRONG><A =
href=3D"http://ca.f516.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=3Dyu217993@yorku.ca" =

target=3D_blank><STRONG><FONT=20
color=3D#003399>yu217993@yorku.ca</FONT></STRONG></A><BR><BR><STRONG>The =
<FONT=20
color=3D#ff0000>Coalition to Stop the Detox =
Closures</FONT>&nbsp;</STRONG><SPAN=20
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size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><STRONG>represents =
community and=20
health</STRONG><SPAN class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial =
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color=3D#0000ff =
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG>workers,</STRONG><SPAN=20
class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" =
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size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><SPAN=20
class=3D792543002-24082005></SPAN><STRONG>users and potential users of =
detox=20
services, and&nbsp;</STRONG><SPAN class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT=20
face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" color=3D#0000ff =
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial =
size=3D5><STRONG>concerned</STRONG><SPAN=20
class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" =
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG>community members</STRONG><SPAN=20
class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" =
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size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV align=3Dcenter><FONT face=3DArial size=3D5><STRONG>dedicated to =
fighting the=20
closures of detox beds and<BR>improving addiction services in =
Toronto,including=20
increased access to</STRONG><SPAN class=3D792543002-24082005><FONT=20
face=3D"Arial Unicode MS" color=3D#0000ff =
size=3D3>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN><STRONG>detox=20
services.</STRONG></FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3Dverdana color=3D#00007f><EM><STRONG>From plague, =
pestilence and=20
famine, from battle, murder, sudden death, and all forms of cowlike =
contentment,=20
Good Lord deliver us! ~ Nellie McClung</STRONG></EM></FONT></DIV></DIV>
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