Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin: July 15

Published on July 15, 2020

Here are today’s new developments: 

  • The Ford government says it will require all new and newly renovated long-term care homes to have air conditioning, and establish a fund to help retrofit older homes - Andrea Horwath said private long-term care homes should not receive public money for AC, but should be forced to reinvest their massive profits.
  • Changes have also been made to the guidelines around long-term care visits, which the Official Opposition has been pushing for. Horwath said guidelines should be enforced safely and consistently across homes, and that the Official Opposition continues to press the government to invest in hiring more staff. 

Here are some concerns the Official Opposition is working on, and solutions we’re working on: