During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis, Doug Ford tried to rehabilitate his image and that of his government. Replacing the hard right figure – who had attacked broader public sector workers, teachers and education workers, 2S/LGBTiQ folk, and Indigenous, Black and racialized people – Read more…
All out for the Day of Action on October 8
The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) fully supports the demands of the Ontario Health Coalition. Our members are participating in the October 8th Day of Action to call attention to the Province’s tragically inadequate response to the needs of Long-Term Care (LTC) homes who are now facing the second wave of Covid19.(more…)
The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) demands that the provincial government withdraw Bill 175 and begin a process to bring all home and community care agencies back into the public sector. Take the profit that is currently lining the pockets of lobbyists, former premiers and the 1% and invest it into public healthcare where it belongs. We demand quality care for our seniors, dignity of care for the disabled, and decent wages, benefits and working conditions for all home and community care workers.
CPC (Ontario) Provincial Committee Report – May 2020
The burden of the crisis cannot be put on the shoulders of working people with the least ability to pay. The labour and peoples’ movements are at a crossroads: people before profit. Or profit before people.
The pandemic currently gripping Ontario has exposed the precarious conditions for senior resident who live in long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario. Several compounding factors have contributed to this crisis, but the root cause has everything to do with capitalism’s drive towards commodification and exploitation.