MPP Policy Area; Andrew, Jill: Critic, Culture : Andrew, Jill: Critic, Women's Issues : Armstrong, Teresa J. Public health experts, front-line workers and people with lived experience battling addictions are clear in their support for overdose prevention sites and safe injections sites as a proven tool for harm-reduction and connecting individuals with the services they need to get their lives back on track. The North Bay Mayor has voiced his concern over recent critical comments made about the Mayor's Roundtable by the province's NDP Health Critic at a … Critic Portfolios. Contact information. France Gélinas, MPP for Nickel Belt and the opposition Health critic, raised the issue in the Ontario legislature this week when she revealed that senior citizens can have a difficult time because they’re not being allowed to sit in a waiting room at LifeLabs in some communities within her riding. And it is to protect those chains that are really, really closely linked to the to the Conservative Party. Gélinas – PSWs still waiting for $3 pandemic pay. Letter from NDP health critic MPP France Gélinas to Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Christine Elliot. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Toronto Police Service issued a Public Safety Alert on August 14, 2018 warning the public about a batch of dangerous drugs being sold in Toronto’s downtown core. Bill 218 has passed second reading and is currently under consideration from the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. Ontario NDP mental health critic Bhutila Karpoche announces a draft bill to address the health impacts of the climate crisis at Queen's Park on July 6, 2020. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. NDP Call on Federal Government to Approve Military Support for Manitoba First Nations. France Gélinas joined us for our Report from Queen's Park this week. When France Gelinas thinks about vaping, she sees smoke, especially when it comes to young kids. This is about saving lives. NDP health critic France Gélinas to Minister of Health: declare a state of emergency to combat the opioid crisis. "There's only three big, large chains that will benefit from from this bill. The whole thing stinks.". Ontario's NDP health critic says she's concerned the province will pass a bill that makes it more difficult to sue long-term care homes. New Democrats sincerely hope this government will make a different choice. Posted: February 5, 2020 (February 4, 2020) By: Chris Dawson, BayToday.ca *See Ontario Health Coalition Executive Director Natalie Mehra’s response to … The previous Liberal government refused to do the right thing and declare a state of emergency. "If you've read the Armed Forces report, you will see that some people died of starvation. Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas says the bill prevents people from retroactively pursuing legal action against long term care homes — and families with loved ones in long-term care want answers. Municipalities, health care and community workers, and those on the front lines need a provincial government that’s there as a partner in saving lives and making neighbourhoods safer – not a provincial government that resists requests for faster help. Ontario's NDP health critic says long-term care homes throughout the province are having a hard time accessing proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Critic for Official Languages, Ethics, Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, Indigenous Youth, Income Inequality and Affordability, Deputy Critic for Labour ... Vancouver East. 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