Ottawa care staff rally tomorrow to urge MPP Lalonde to “vote with her conscience” and support resident care legislation, “not lip service”

OTTAWA, ON – Better and increased care for residents in long-term care should be a priority for the Ontario government, “but sadly isn’t,” say Ottawa direct care staff rallying Tuesday, February 13 (2018) at a local MPP’s office for a legislated four-hour daily care standard for residents. The Ontario New Democrats have put forward a…

Major victory for Ontario seniors: All party support for Bill 33 makes minimum care standards for seniors in long-term care closer to reality

TORONTO, ON – Bill 33, the Time to Care Act, passed second reading thanks to all party support for NDP Health Critic France Gélinas’ private members bill that would legislate a minimum care standard of four hours a day in Ontario’s long-term care homes. “The care and wellbeing of our seniors should never be a partisan issue and…

As Bill 33 nears Second Reading milestone, Peterborough residents mobilize to make sure elderly residents in long-term care will benefit from “Time to Care”

PETERBOROUGH, ON – Bill 33, the Time to Care Act, would give Ontario residents in long-term care a minimum of four hours’ hands-on care each day. In advance of the Bill’s Second Reading on November 2, Peterborough’s citizens have been invited to attend a community town hall to learn how they can help ensure the…

Less care for Hamilton long-term care residents because Ontario among lowest funders, new research released Monday

HAMILTON, ON — Like in other Ontario communities, Hamilton area long-term care residents receive less care from less staff than just about anywhere elsewhere in Canada, a report being released Monday in Hamilton has found. The new research by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) indicates that not only is long-term care underfunded in…