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Calgary-Fish Creek UCP MLA Richard Gotfried. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | It's not a coincidence this law is being proposed at a time when the government of Alberta intends to gut the Nursing Homes Act in the name of "reducing red tape."
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Karl Nerenberg | Long-term care for the elderly is the weak sibling of Canada's health system. If we did not know that previously, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven it conclusively.
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A banner that says "Housing for All" is carried at the beginning of a housing rally in Toronto. Image credit: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | The term "social murder" has been aptly used to describe what happened in long-term care in this pandemic. Today's third wave exposes public health neglect for homeless people.
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Rick Salutin | The kind of systemic neglect and even abuse of the ill and aged that we see in Canada muddies the question of "choice" for medically assisted deaths.
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Lois Ross | What do for-profit long-term care homes such as Revera and land concentration have in common? Both are linked to Canadian pension fund investments, and you and I, albeit unwittingly, are part of it.
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta has tried to spin its modest spending on COVID-19 as being for the good of all. That can be disputed. Anyway, most pandemic funding in Alberta comes from Ottawa.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | The Ontario Health Coalition organized an online rally to protest 3,638 deaths -- and counting -- in long-term care homes. Labour organizations are demanding action.
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Karl Nerenberg | NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to take steps to eventually abolish for-profit long-term care -- and while they're at it, rebuild domestic vaccine production capacity.
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Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of long-term care staffing plan. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The greatest danger in long-term care may be posed by the emergence of "financialized" enterprises that focus relentlessly on cost-cutting to drive ever-higher profit margins.
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Chelsea Nash | If health-care workers had whistleblower protections, we may have known more about dangerous COVID-19 conditions sooner.
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Karl Nerenberg | The COVID-19 crisis has exposed catastrophic weaknesses in Canada's patchwork system for housing and caring for the elderly and disabled. The government needs to act.
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Linda McQuaig | Contrary to business mythology, the private sector doesn't always do things better. Rather, it always does things to make a profit.