As we begin a new year and a new decade, I, like many others, have taken this fresh beginning as an opportunity for reflection.
Most of this decade, for me, was spent representing you and London-Fanshawe at Queen’s Park. It has been an honour and privilege to stand up for you every day and represent our community on the issues that matter to us.
Over the years, you have invited me into your homes, shared your stories with me, and together we have tried to bring about change. One of the most important parts of my work is connecting with you, celebrating your successes, and standing with you in times of trial.
One issue that remains top of mind for all of us is ensuring our loved ones in long-term care homes receive quality care and are protected from harm.
Last year, I introduced Bill 13: Time to Care Act. If passed, this legislation would mandate each and every resident in an Ontario long-term care home receive at least four hours of nursing and personal support services every day. As an amendment to the Long-Term Care Act, Bill 13 would go a long way to ensuring that every resident gets the care they deserve and that every front-line worker is supported in providing top-notch service.
If you have a loved one in a long-term care home and would like to discuss your experiences or learn more about Bill 13, please feel free to reach out to my office. We’d love to hear from you.
As always, thank you for your continued support and I hope to see many more of you soon, either in my office, at a community event, or out-and-about in London-Fanshawe.
Our office depends on feedback and I want to hear from you. How are we doing? What are your pressing concerns in your day-to-day life? What can we do in London and at Queen’s Park to make life better for you and your family?