Call on candidates to bring LTC within public health care: Labour Congress
Where do the candidates stand on long-term care? The Canadian Labour Congress, a member of the Canadian Health Coalition, has launched a new campaign to make long-term care part of Canada’s public health care system.
Elizabeth Kwan, a CLC senior Researcher, says that Canada has the worst record for COVID-19 deaths in long-term care homes compared with other wealthy countries, according to a recent report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
“69% of COVID-19 deaths in Canada were in long-term care. This is a direct result of decades of cuts and increasing privatization. Private care homes focus on profit, not patients,” she said in an email to members. “Long-term care needs to be part of the public health care system.”
“Long-term care needs to be part of the public health care system.”
– Elizabeth Kwan, CLC Senior Researcher
Activists are urged to send a message to local candidates using the CLC website at https://workersvote.ca/long-term-care/.
“As a candidate to be my Member of Parliament, I am asking you to tell me how and when you plan to make long-term care part of Canada’s public health care system. I look forward to your response,” says the campaign’s message to candidates.
Learn more and send your message at https://workersvote.ca/long-term-care/