TORONTO – Steven Del Duca, Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, is joining Nurses’ Unions in calling out Doug Ford’s last ditch effort to buy their votes with a one-time bonus. Del Duca says that if Ford was serious about supporting Nurses, he shouldn’t have capped their pay with Bill 124.
“Doug Ford can’t spend years attacking Nurses, capping their pay, and turning his back on them when things got tough, then expect a free pass by handing out a one-time cheque right before an election” stated Del Duca. “Failed Conservative leadership has left the nursing profession, including in home care and long-term care, bleeding staff even as we continue to see glaring problems with hospital and long-term care capacity due to staffing shortages.”
Over the course of the pandemic Del Duca has held numerous meetings and nonpartisan summits with Nurses about this issue to hear from them directly.
“Doug Ford and his Conservatives have never once listened to the concerns of Nurses, who have consistently demanded the repeal of Bill 124,” added Del Duca. “Ontario Liberals have listened and that’s why we will repeal that callous bill on day one if we are elected in June.”