This Past Tuesday, October 20th, the Doug Ford government Voted In Favour Of Protecting For-Profit Companies’ Role In Ontario’s Long-Term Care System
A Statement from Ontario NDP and Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath
Posted October 21st. 2020 on Niagara At Large
QUEEN’S PARK — On Tuesday, October 20th, the Doug Ford government voted in favour of protecting for-profit companies’ role in Ontario’s long-term care system, rather than replacing them with a better non-profit and public system.
That vote was in response to a motion tabled by Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath, who released the following statement in response:
“The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged long-term care homes because the system is a disaster – and it’s been getting worse for decades as Liberal and Conservative governments have allowed for-profit corporations to rush in, and cut corners in order to pocket bigger profits.
We can put an end to the days of short-changing our loved ones to pad the profits of private shareholders, and instead put every last dollar into better care, a better quality of life for aging Ontarians, and more peace of mind for families. But we need a government willing to put people before profits when it comes to long-term care.
Instead, the Ford government is protecting long-term care corporations that had our parents and grandparents live and die in horrible conditions.
If I were premier today, I’d be making a record investment into making all long-term care public and not for profit and building 50,000 new beds — giving our parents and grandparents a better quality of life, and giving their families more peace of mind.”
For a related story, highlighting NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s motion urging the Ontario government to purge the profit motive in play in far too long-term care homes across the province and posted on Niagara At Large this October 20th, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/10/20/ontario-ndp-leader-calls-for-getting-for-profit-corporations-out-of-long-term-care/
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