Union fires back after Ford says long-term care inspectors refused to go into infected homes - 2020-05-28

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F99.png Union fires back after Ford says long-term care inspectors refused to go into infected homes May 28, 2020, Emma McIntosh, National Observer

Ford said the inspectors refused to enter long-term care homes that were stricken with COVID-19, instead examining facilities over the phone. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents the inspectors, swiftly fired back that the premier was misinformed.

"I've been taking bullets for the union every day up here," Ford said at his daily COVID-19 briefing. "They were doing telephone calls for inspections. The truth of the matter is, they were refusing to go into these homes."

The union's president, Smokey Thomas, told National Observer the premier had been "given wrong information."

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