COVID Blog: The Horrors of the Nursing Home-Industrial Complex in Canada
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by Shelley Lynn Tremain
In Canada, no aspect of the COVID-19 state of emergency has demonstrated the egregious effects for seniors and younger disabled people of neoliberal austerity measures and government indifference to the lives of elders and disabled people more than the entirely predictable tragedy unfolding in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, beginning in early March of 2020.
In May, as case numbers continued to grow, the provincial government of Ontario issued a call to the Canadian Armed Forces [...]