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5 ways Doug Ford made the crisis in Ontario's long-term care homes even worse - 2020-05-28

F84.png 5 ways Doug Ford made the crisis in Ontario's long-term care homes even worse May 28, 2020, Kian Malekanian, North99

The military's horrifying report on the crisis in Ontario's nursing homes during COVID-19 has shocked Canadians with graphic descriptions of abuse and neglect. For seniors, their families, and healthcare workers who have been warning the government for years, however, this is nothing new. Premier Ford addressed the report in a live briefing, claiming that his government had no idea how bad things were in these long-term care homes.

In reality, the Ford government has not only been aware of the long-standing and horrid state of Ontario's long-term care system, it has also contributed to the conditions inside these homes. Here are just a few of the ways Doug Ford has worsened the devastation inside the province's nursing homes.

1. He cut comprehensive inspections down to nearly zero

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{{cite news | first = Kian | last = Malekanian | title = 5 ways Doug Ford made the crisis in Ontario's long-term care homes even worse | url = https://north99.org/2020/05/28/5-ways-doug-ford-made-the-crisis-in-ontarios-long-term-care-homes-even-worse/ | work = North99 | date = May 28, 2020 | accessdate = June 1, 2020 }}