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Canada’s workers know we need investments in public services – not austerity. This pandemic has shone a light on what’s broken and now we know what to fix. We need a national pharmacare plan and we need to make long-term care part of our public health care system.

First COVID-19 death in Canada was a long-term care resident

We owe it to seniors and their loved ones to make long-term care part of public health care. This pandemic has drawn attention to serious issues that are the result of years of chronic and systematic funding cuts, privatization, and a political unwillingness to make sure seniors get the care they deserve.

The devastating numbers show that more than 80% of all COVID-19 deaths have been in long-term care homes.

Today, the demand for long-term care in Canada is much higher than capacity. It is anticipated that by 2035 an additional 199,000 beds will be needed – nearly two times the current capacity.

The research is clear and the death rates are unacceptable. We must do all we can to prevent future tragedies. Now more than ever, we need a Canadian plan that’s rooted in our way of doing things – and that’s taking care of one another.

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Provincial cuts and privatization set the stage for the disaster we saw as COVID-19 hit Canada’s long-term homes. We need a better plan.

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We need to keep seniors safe by making long-term care part of Canada’s health care system.

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Politicians are making important decisions about health care right now. Email your Member of Parliament and MPP/MLA today.

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Tell your Premier and Prime Minister to reject cuts and go with a Canadian plan on Twitter.

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