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Critics say province should slow down plans to turn home care on its head

Posted: June 14, 2020

(June 13, 2020)

By: Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen

Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, believes Northern Ontario will suffer under the province's proposed health mergers. JOHN LAPPA / POSTMEDIA ORG XMIT: POS1904232056222526

Natalie Mehra is executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition. JOHN LAPPA / Postmedia

Ontario says it is breathing new life into an outdated system, but critics say the province’s plan to revamp home care in the middle of a pandemic is reckless and will cause further chaos for those most affected by COVID-19.

In March, critics complained the Ontario government was rushing through Bill 175, which will turn the home-care system on its head by dismantling its coordination system, among other things.