Whistleblower alleges Ontario government directed inspectors to "go easy on" nursing homes, promptly close cases - 2020-05-29
An intense blame game has erupted following the release of the military's scathing report on Ontario nursing homes. On Thursday, Premier Doug Ford took to pointing the finger at government inspectors, alleging that they refused to go into the province's long-term care homes.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents these inspectors, quickly challenged Ford's account. OPSEU President says inspectors went to homes they were told to go to, never once refusing to go into long-term care homes.
Now, a whistleblower has come forward with some startling allegations. In a call aired on Global News Radio 640, the whistleblower says the problems with long-term care inspections go "far before COVID."