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Ford government facing lawsuit over expansion of Pickering care home where dozens died during height of COVID

Posted: February 15, 2024

(February 13, 2024) by: Maria Iqbal, The Toronto Star (behind a paywall)

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A health advocacy coalition and the daughter of a deceased long-term-care resident have launched a court challenge against the┬áMinistry of Long-term Care’s approval of the expansion of a Pickering home where the Canadian military reported disturbing conditions during the pandemic.

The challenge announced Tuesday calls for a judicial review of the ministry’s decision to approve an 87-bed expansion of Orchard Villa long-term-care home and a new 30-year licence for its parent company, Southbridge Care Homes.

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