May 28th, 2020

Ford must stop concealing list of 19 “red” high-risk long-term care homes

QUEEN’S PARK — Premier Doug Ford today confirmed he has a list of 19 “red” long-term care homes in dire straits, but refuses to release that list of homes so that families and residents know where the worst problems are. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement, demanding that list be made public:

“Keeping secret the list of the highest risk homes in Ontario, especially during a pandemic, is ludicrous. Just like the previous Liberal government, which kept a secret list of high-risk long-term care homes, Doug Ford’s PC government is failing to be transparent — one of the ongoing problems that has contributed to the devastating crisis in long-term care.

Ford needs to do the right thing, stop concealing the facts, and make the list of “red” long-term care homes public and accessible online for families, experts and local decision-makers to see.”