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MPs call for revamp of federal role in long-term care system devastated by COVID-19

By Mike Lapointe      

A slew of reports has documented the failures of Canada's long-term care homes to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. With the most anticipated federal budget in recent Canadian history just around the corner, MPs from both sides of the aisle are calling for desperately needed infrastructure funding and support for staffing in those homes.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Carolyn Tuohy, professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, says Canada has 'a window of opportunity to make once-in-a-generation changes to its policy framework for long-term care.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

One week away from one of the most anticipated budgets in recent Canadian history, MPs and advocates are calling for greater federal support for infrastructure and staffing for  long-term care homes that have been devastated over the last year by a COVID-19 pandemic for which many were completely unprepared.

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