Ontario's ombudsman investigating Ford government's handling of long-term care crisis - 2020-06-01

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F0.png Ontario's ombudsman investigating Ford government's handling of long-term care crisis June 1, 2020, Colin D'Mello, CTV News

TORONTO -- Ontario's ombudsman is launching an investigation into the provincial government's handling of the long-term care crisis, and whether the oversight was "adequate" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on Monday, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dube said he's invoking his authority to investigate the issue "in light of the grave concerns" raised in a "shocking" report from the Canadian Armed Forces into neglect and abuse at five long-term care homes.

Among the claims outlined in the military report issued Tuesday included bug infestations, incidents of force-feeding leading to "audible choking," and patients who were heard "crying for help with staff not responding."

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