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Negligent LTC operators do not deserve immunity

Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the Ford government tabled a bill to protect organizations from liability of spreading COVID-19:

QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the Ford government tabled a bill to protect organizations from liability of spreading COVID-19:

“Negligent long-term care homes do not deserve a Get out of Jail Free card for the lives that were stolen on their watch.

I need to take the time to read this legislation fully, but I am very concerned about the potential for liability protection for the bad actors.

There is nothing wrong with protection for sports organizations, community clubs, or small businesses that inadvertently spread COVID-19 despite following every protocol.

But there is a big difference between those acting in good faith and those whose chronic negligence led directly to COVID-19 deaths.

Instead of fixing the crisis in nursing homes and guaranteeing better care, the Premier is protecting those who were responsible for bad care.”