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We need national standards for long-term care to put people before profit.

The COVID-19 crisis has shown how desperately we need to improve long-term care in Canada — and we need to act now.

Communities across the country are flattening the curve in the COVID-19 crisis — but many of our most vulnerable citizens living in long-term care centres are tragically and disproportionately affected.

For too long, long-term care in Canada has been underfunded and understaffed — and the federal government has allowed it to happen. Without national standards, the government is leaving the door open for for-profit companies to cut corners on care and put profit first — at the expense of the people we love.

Our parents and grandparents built this country and as they age, they deserve to live in comfort and safety. It’s time the federal government works with the provinces and territories to guarantee families that their loved ones will be looked after and protected.

Right now, long-term care is the deadliest front in our fight against the virus — and we need an urgent response. We are calling on the government to immediately increase funding and introduce clear and enforceable national standards for long-term care homes.

Add your name to join the call to protect our most vulnerable.

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