TORONTO – Ontario Liberal Leader, Steven Del Duca issued the following statement:
“I want to thank the Long-Term Care Commission for their dedication and diligence. It is time for us to accept their recommendations and move forward urgently to take action to fix long-term care once and for all.
During my time in government, I believe important progress was made. But it is clear that so much more needs to be done, and done quickly.
Our parents and grandparents built our province and country, and I know from experience, that they would move heaven and earth to protect us. We owe them the same consideration, and we have a profoundly important duty to get it right.
As leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, I pledge to work with all other political parties, as well as external partners and stakeholders, to guarantee that Ontario leads the world when it comes to elder care.
Collectively, we have a responsibility to prioritize care over profit and to ensure that this kind of tragedy never happens again.”