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September 19, 2007 15:17 ET

McGuinty Liberals Opposed Minimum Standards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - Dalton McGuinty's Liberals not only broke their promise to set a minimum standard of care but four McGuinty Liberals were the only ones who voted against minimum standards of care when NDP Health Critic Shelley Martel proposed adding them to long-term care legislation.

Ms. Martel: I move that the bill be amended by adding the following section:

"Minimum care

"7.1 Every licensee of a long-term care home shall ensure that each resident of the long-term care home receives a minimum of 3.5 hours of nursing and personal care each day from registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and health care aides, of which a minimum of .68 hours must be provided by a registered nurse."

The Chair: I will call the question.

Ms. Martel: Recorded vote.

Ayes

Martel.

Nays

Fonseca, Ramal, Rinaldi, Smith.

The Chair: The motion is lost.

Standing Committee on Social Policy - January 30, 2007

Online:

www.ontla.on.ca/web/committee-proceedings/committee_transcripts_details.do?locale=en&Date=2007-01-30&ParlCommID=7430&BillID=464&Business=140

Opposing minimum standards were McGuinty MPPs Lou Rinaldi, Peter Fonseca, Khalil Ramal and Monique Smith.

Why should we elect more backbench McGuinty MPPs when all they've done is let Ontario families down?

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