Pressure mounts on federal government to help fix, build long-term care homes as pandemic takes deadly toll

NDP health critic Don Davies said the federal government has a responsibility to address the "disgraceful" state of long term care in Canada.

"Too many governments have ignored this important area of care for too long. We need to work at all levels to comprehensively address the deficiencies," he said.

Davies said the federal government could help fund nursing homes by creating a dedicated federal transfer to the provinces and territories, while requiring that the funds be used for long-term care.

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