Despite numerous government-commissioned reports over the past 20 years calling for major reforms to Canada’s long-term care, governments have yet to take serious action. Will public outrage at the systemic failures exposed by the pandemic be a catalyst for meaningful change? In order to set out an ambitious and realistic action plan for fundamental reform, what should be the top policy priorities to kick start the process and show tangible results?
We held an in-depth discussion on how, once the pandemic subsides, federal, provincial and territorial governments should address the long-standing problems plaguing the long-term care system. Our guests were André Picard, Samir Sinha, and Tamara Daly, and the event was moderated by IRPP VP Research France St-Hilaire.
This was the first of a series of IRPP webinars examining policy options and priorities for Canada’s governments to keep long-term care reform near the top of their post-pandemic agenda.