Here are today’s new developments:
- Ontario’s Ombudsman is launching his own investigation into the Ford government’s handling of COVID-19 in long-term care homes, a decision he made after last week’s now infamous military report. Horwath welcomed the news, saying she hopes the report will provide much-needed accountability, and stressed the additional need for a find-and-fix judicial public inquiry to evaluate the problems at the foundation of Ontario's long-term care system.
- A new provincial COVID-19 measure could result in Ontarians paying higher hydro costs over the next four months - Peter Tabuns called out the Ford government for hiking electricity bills during a pandemic.
Solutions we’re pushing for:
- As Pride Month kicks off, Andrea Horwath issued a statement reaffirming her commitment to working with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to achieve progress when it comes to Queer health.
- I am joining frontline staff in calling for the Ford government to take over at a Sienna-owned long-term care home in Woodbridge, where reported staffing levels are dangerously low.
- Joel Harden issued a statement marking National AccessAbility Week, in which he reiterated the call for concrete support for Ontarians with disabilities during COVID-19.