Jeff Burch MPP, Niagara Centre

Government of Ontario

Crisis in Long-Term Care

Families of loved ones in Long Term Care homes in Niagara and across Ontario are saying enough is enough.


Nearly three thousand have now died in these facilities and the situation is clearly spiraling out of control as we hear from more and more families desperate to get the proper care they deserve during the pandemic.


Mr. Ford, you promised the people of Ontario you would “move heaven and earth” to protect seniors in Long Term Care. You said you would “create an iron ring” around these homes. You have failed miserably to do that.


We have demanded immediate action for months to deal with the quality of care at these homes and nothing has been done for the residents or staff. Your government did not use the summer months to prepare for a second wave. You decided that “dealing with inventory” in box stores was more important than protecting seniors in the days leading up to Boxing Day.


Full Letter to Premier Ford