Here are today’s new developments:
- Trudeau says Canada is nearing self-sufficiency when it comes to production and supplies of PPE.
- The federal government will send 900 Red Cross personnel to staff long-term care homes in Quebec until September, as the military prepares to leave facilities there and in Ontario. At Ford’s press conference today, Health Minister Christine Elliot indicated Red Cross won't be staffing Ontario homes, claiming staff that stopped working when the pandemic hit are starting to go back – of course, the Ford government is still refusing to pay fair wages to workers like PSWs or to implement paid sick days - issues the we have been pushing for.
Solutions we’re pushing for:
- We hosted a Pride Cabaret Show last night, to celebrate Pride 2020. Terence Kernaghan and I, introduced a line-up of 2SLGBTQIA+ performers in a celebration of queer art, culture and community - watch it here.
- Andrea Horwath will host a live-streamed, virtual summit on transforming Ontario's long-term care sector on Thursday, July 2. The summit will feature discussion with a long-term care expert and breakout discussion groups with a range of long-term care stakeholders.