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FACT SHEET: General Long Term Care

Posted: May 1, 1999

(May 1999)

The proposed change puts in a nutshell the philosophy of the Harris government in relation to all kinds of care, here specifically care for seniors. Elderly people are no longer to receive care to meet their needs, but only the care that available resources will allow. The “available resources” will, of course, be determined by Queen’s Park. This change is being proposed in a context of grievous underfunding and underbedding of long-term care facilities.