July 9th, 2021

Burrill: Seniors continue to wait after eight years of Liberal inaction on long-term care

HALIFAX -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about today’s long-term care announcement:

“Today’s announcement comes after years of pressure from families, seniors’ advocates, and front-line workers on long-term care improvements.
For eight years, the Liberals argued that there wasn’t a need for new long-term care beds. Now, on the eve of an election, the Liberals have admitted that they were wrong. Because of the Liberals’ delay, seniors who need long-term care and their families will still be waiting five or more years for change.
An NDP government will make the investments needed without making people wait a decade to see results.”

The Liberals have already announced $209 million in cuts, but have not said what they’re going to cut.