Media Advisory - How do you solve a problem like poor quality in long-term care homes? With enforceable standards, not vague reports

    Media conference to call for regulation in light of devastating
    CP investigation

    TORONTO, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Unions representing long-term care workers
will hold a media conference tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8, in response to the
Sharkey report on long-term care and the investigation by the Canadian Press
that found over 60 per cent of Ontario's long-term care homes violate
provincial standards.

    WHAT:  Press conference on long-term solutions for long-term care

    WHO:   Vicki McKenna, First Vice-President, Ontario Nurses Association
           Patty Rout, First Vice-President/Treasurer, Ontario Public Service
           Employees Union (OPSEU)
           Sid Ryan, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
           Sharleen Stewart, President, Service Employees International Union

    WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio, Ontario Legislature, Toronto

    WHEN:  Tuesday, July 8, 11:00 AM

For further information:

For further information: David Robbins, CUPE Communications, (613)
878-1431 cell; Sheree Bond, ONA, (416) 964-8833 ext. 2430; David Cox, OPSEU
Communications, (416) 788-9197 cell; Jacob Leibovitch, SEIU, (905) 695-1203

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