The prime minister has to know that any detailed, well-funded federal 'intrusion' on provincial turf, aimed at improving long-term care, could be wildly applauded by the public, if not the prickly prima-donnas aligned against him. He, too, is heading into a possible spring election and needs a win.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Jan. 29, 2021, holding a media briefing outside the Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. Even those who find Justin Trudeau annoying, mannered, insufficiently serious, or arrogant, also know this: we are one people when it comes to how we treat our elders. We have already lost more people in long-term care than any other wealthy nation. And we don’t want to carry the national shame of more unnecessary deaths. Do what you have to, prime minister, and let them howl, writes Susan Riley.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade