Peter Tabuns MPP, Toronto-Danforth

Government of Ontario

NDP calls on Ford to prevent seniors from being forced to move to nursing homes they object to

Published on April 29, 2021

Ford PCs sign order to allow them to move seniors without their consent

QUEEN’S PARK — The Doug Ford government has signed an order allowing it to free up hospital beds by moving any patient ready for long-term care to any home, without their consent, even if the senior or their family objects to the move. NDP Deputy Leader Sara Singh, the Official Opposition critic for Seniors and Long-Term Care, released the following statement in response:
“It’s heartbreaking to think of seniors being sent far from their families, to live in LTC homes they didn’t choose, without their consent. People could be torn away from their loved ones, sent to a place they or their family objects to.
Doug Ford can take action to prevent this from happening — but he’s still choosing not to. He’s still ignoring the experts who say Ontario could help hospitals now by bringing in paid sick days, targeting hotspots with vaccines, and closing down non-essential workplaces.
If Doug Ford keeps refusing to take those actions to stop the spread, vulnerable seniors and their families will pay the price.”