BILL 7 HAS PASSED: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and France Gelinas, Ontario NDP MPP (Nickel-Belt) and Health Critic.
Bill 7 has passed without public hearings. The government has given it the somewhat Orwellian name More Beds Better Bare act but many doubt that will be the result. The long term care minister has assured us no one will be forced to go to an LTC they don’t want. The Premier has assured us those people won’t be charged the $1800/day uninsured rate. But we haven’t been told how much they will be charged. By the numbers about 6,000 patients are in hospital waiting to be placed somewhere else. Less than a third need to go into nursing homes – there’s nothing in the bill increasing access to home care which would also clear many of those beds. Also, nursing homes have warned they are more short staffed than hospitals. Is this just setting up our elders for another catastrophe when another wave hits? We have made repeated requests to talk to LTC Minister Paul Calandra. We wish he would talk to us.
THE LATEST ON THE LAITH MAROUF SCANDAL
Libby Znaimer is joined by Jonathan Kay, Editor of Quillette.
We have an update on a story we brought you last week on the virulent anti-semite who got $133,000 in federal money to teach others about anti-racism. Well, The Laith Marouf scandal is actually 6x as bad as we first calculated. Since the swearing-in of the Trudeau government in 2015, Marouf’s Community Media Action Centre has collected over $600,000 in federal contracts, as well as thousands from the Canada Summer Jobs Program. How did this happen? The Prime Minister is promising a full review. In the meantime, we can get some answers from Jonathan Kay, Editor of Quillette.
UBER AND TORONTO DRIVER SAFETY REGULATIONS
Libby Znaimer is joined by Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6 York Centre and Kristine Hubbard, Operations Manager at Beck Taxi Limited.
A new Toronto Star investigation reveals that Uber is not happy with the delayed rollout of the City of Toronto’s driver safety program for Taxi drivers and ride-hailing drivers. Our guests discuss the latest.