Anti-racism

Scrap Bill 175: reverse the privatization of home and community care

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.

By Admin, ago
Health

Crisis in Long Term Care

The pandemic currently gripping Ontario has exposed the precarious conditions for senior resident who live in long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario. Almost fifty percent of the deaths from the COVID-19 have been seniors who live in these homes. Out of a total of 626 long-term care homes in Ontario, there have been outbreaks (defined as two or more reported cases) in 114 and this number grows every day. Over 500 residents in these homes have tested positive for the corona virus, as have over 350 staff, one of whom has died. Several compounding factors have contributed to this crisis, but the root cause has everything to do with capitalism’s drive towards commodification and exploitation. 

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By Admin, ago