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Ontario long term care will get independent review

Minister of Long-term care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, has announced an independent review of the province’s long-term care system.  The probe will begin in September. Over the next several months, the government will be finalizing details of the commission including terms of reference, membership, leadership of the commission and reporting timelines.

In a statement Fullarton said, “We have been clear the long-term care system in Ontario is broken. We must act quickly and decisively, and that is why an independent non-partisan commission is the best way to conduct a thorough and expedited review. Ontarians need and deserve answers, and let me assure you, they will get them.”

Premier Doug Ford had indicated several times in his daily news briefings that the sector would undergo scrutiny once the crisis had passed. Opposition leader Andrea Horwath had also been pressing for such a review. Over the weekend the association representing long term care homes in Canada said it would also welcome a review.

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