May 21st, 2020

Statement from the NDP regarding military heroes battling COVID-19

QUEEN'S PARK — Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition New Democrats, and Jennie Stevens, the NDP critic for Veterans, Legions and Military Affairs, issued the following statement regarding news that at least 12 Canadian Armed Forces members deployed to help in Ontario long-term care homes have contracted COVID-19:

"We want to send our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to the brave members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have contracted COVID-19 in Ontario long-term care homes.

These soldiers put the lives of vulnerable seniors first by walking into long-term care homes to help without hesitation — it’s the kind of bravery and kindness that generations of Canadian military members are known for, worldwide. Ontario’s Official Opposition joins a grateful nation in pulling for their recovery, and return to good health.”