Ford Accused of Covering Up COVID-19 Info on Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes

NDP Calling On Ford Government To Immediately Release All Documents That Have Been Requested By The LTC (Long-Term Care) Commission

“People living in long-term care continue to suffer and die, while Doug Ford’s government plays politics with information that could reveal changes that need to be made to protect people. ”       – Ontario NDP Long Term Care critic Teresa Armstrong.

A News Release from Ontario’s NDP Official Opposition Party

Posted November 30th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP is calling for the Ford government to immediately release all documents that have been requested by the LTC Commission, following revelations by Queen’s Park Briefing that the commission itself says the government has refused to cooperate.

This past July, Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates, left, with St. Catharines NDP MPP Jennie Stevens immediately to his right, and over at the right side of the photo, Niagara Health Coalition leader Sue Hotte, call on Ford government for  more public resources for long-term care homes. File Photo by Doug Draper

“A government that truly wants answers doesn’t work this hard to hide the facts,” said NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof, who made the demand in question period on Monday.

“People living in long-term care continue to suffer and die, while Doug Ford’s government plays politics with information that could reveal changes that need to be made to protect people,” said NDP Long Term Care critic Teresa Armstrong.

In a Nov. 5 commission hearing (http://www.ltccommission-commissionsld.ca/transcripts/pdf/BRIAN_HODGES_Transcript_November_05_2020.pdf) , Justice Frank Marrocco pointed out that “We have numerous outstanding requests for documents.”

Queen’s Park Briefing sought further information (https://www.qpbriefing.com/2020/11/27/government-impeding-long-term-care-commission-by-delaying-release-of-documents-commission-spokesman/) , and was told by a spokesperson for the government’s Long-Term Care Commission that there are several long-standing requests for “significant volumes” of documents still being withheld by the Ford government, and that delay is “impeding the commission in its work.”

For a recent report Niagara At Large posted on the Ford government ramming through legislation to shield private operators of Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario from any liability due to COVID-19 related suffering and death in their facilities, click on https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/11/17/ford-tories-rush-through-bill-to-protect-their-corporate-pals-from-liability-in-for-profit-long-term-care-home-industry/ .

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One response to “Ford Accused of Covering Up COVID-19 Info on Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes

  1. If my mom hadn’t of died in Jan, I would have taken her out of the LTC as soon as Covid hit…..sad as it sounds, I’m glad she passed when she did and I didn’t have to look at her through a window whilst she died….

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