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Long-term Care

For decades — long before the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the systemic disregard for the elderly in Canada — health care advocates have been calling for federal leadership in ensuring comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality long-term care. Decades of funding cuts, privatization that puts people’s care in the hands of for-profit corporations, and weakened regulations have all contributed to a significant drop in the quality of care. Workers at long-term care homes are made vulnerable by the same issues hurting residents. Most of them women, they tell stories of impossible workloads, staffing shortages and low pay.

The Council of Canadians is bringing people from across the country together to call on the federal government to act urgently to ensure all seniors have the care they need now and in the future. People are always more important than profits. Caring for seniors and the workers who care for them is an essential part of our health care system that requires strong public oversight and funding.

Natalie Mehra on the privatization of Ontario's health care system

Webinar with Natalie Mehra on the privatization of Ontario’s health care system

Ontario's public health care and long-term care are in crisis, and that crisis has been created and deliberately worsened by ...
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Election Ontario Health Care

Doug Ford’s health care privatization agenda must be stopped

At its core, health care must be public and well-funded to guarantee services to all. Yet, thanks to decades of ...
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Let’s Have the Debate – What the NDP-Liberal Accord means for Canada

Let’s Have the Debate – What the NDP-Liberal Accord means for Canada

The historic agreement struck between the ruling Liberals and the New Democratic Party raises many questions. It has met criticism ...
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Out-of-date for-profit long-term care homes had highest number of COVID-19 outbreaks

A new study of long-term care homes in Ontario shows that older facilities, with design standards dating back to the ...
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Canadian coalition launches drive to put long-term care reform front-and-centre in federal election

Canadian coalition launches drive to put long-term care reform front-and-centre in federal election

Citing problems in long-term care exacerbated by COVID-19, a broad coalition of unions and other community stakeholders is urging party ...
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The Big Questions: Long-Term Care

The Big Questions: Long-Term Care

Years of letting private profiteers take over care resulted in catastrophic outcomes for residents and workers in the homes during ...
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Trudeau abandons promised LTC standards in favour of weaker accreditation scheme, bowing to for-profit care agenda

After promising to establish national standards for long-term care in response to the tragic outcomes of COVID-19, the federal government ...
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Letter to PM Trudeau: The need for universal pharmacare is URGENT

Letter to PM Trudeau: The need for universal pharmacare is URGENT

In the midst of COVID-19, we cannot delay access to essential medicines any further. Hospitals are overwhelmed with patients across ...
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