Category: Canadian Headlines

‘A watershed moment’: Amid the despair over the state of LTC in the province, there is hope things will get better

After a year spent trying to keep nursing home residents not just alive, but emotionally sound, Peel Region dementia adviser Mary Connell wept as she read the Ontario Long-Term Care Commission’s report on COVID-19. There was much despair in the 322-page report that detailed the agonizingly slow response of Premier Doug Ford’s government to protect…

Here’s how Ontario’s paid sick day policy compares with other countries

Throughout the pandemic, calls for paid sick days have been repeated by Ontario’s health experts as a means to slow workplace spread. Ontario does not currently offer mandatory paid sick leave to workers. In 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford eliminated the two paid sick days offered by the previous Liberal government. Advocates for paid sick…