Seniors living in long-term care lost out on legislation that would have finally brought in vital minimum care standards because the Premier Kathleen Wynne decided it was more important to have a Throne Speech that did little other than rehash old promises, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn at Queen’s Park.
“Today’s speech was little more than a list of their top ten hits and it failed to improve voter confidence in her government,” said Hahn. “This cynical attempt to change the channel on her government’s unpopularity is a perfect example of why voters no longer trust the Ontario Liberals to act in our best interest.”
“We were finally close to winning legislation that would have ensured all seniors living in long-term care were guaranteed a minimum of four hours of daily hands-on care. The Premier chose to kill that bill so that she could bring in a throne speech to try and get people to like her again – that’s shameful,” said Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario and a former long-term care worker. “Now our seniors are back to square one and voters just aren’t buying what she’s selling anymore.”