In the News May 24
Ontario Election 2022
Right to Health Care and Safe Working Conditions Uppermost on Workers’ Minds
The Ontario election has become as trite as trite can be. The candidates of the PCs, said by the pollsters and media pundits to be en route to forming a majority government, are nowhere to be found. The main opposition parties, Liberals and NDP, have reduced the political discourse to one of nickeling and diming. The more they have no vision for Ontario, the more they promise to put money in the pockets of the electorate for this or that if they get their vote. Meanwhile, Ontarians are left to ponder what is in store for society in the face of such callousness towards matters which have become life and death issues for them.
One of the issues which is a major concern is the future of the health care system. The working conditions during the pandemic, especially in terms of everything linked to the hospital sector, long-term care and seniors’ homes, has revealed the impact of the anti-social offensive carried out against the people and its impact on those who work in those sectors and those who depend on those sectors, which is everyone in one way or another.
The workers, their defence organizations and other organizations concerned about the situation are speaking out. This issue of In the News is dedicated to what paramedics have to say and to the plight of injured workers.
Ontario Political Forum, posted May 24, 2022