Ontario Greens propose more independence for top doctor, boosting LTC oversight

Ontario Greens propose more independence for top doctor, boosting LTC oversight

TORONTO — Ontario’s Greens say they’d strengthen the independence of the province’s top doctor, boost oversight of long-term care and increase home-care funding if elected to form government in June.

The promises are included in a health and social services section of the party’s costed election shared with The Canadian Press ahead of its official launch Thursday.

Green Leader Mike Schreiner said the proposal to turn the position of the Chief Medical Officer Health into an independent watchdog role, similar to an auditor with annual public reporting, came from concerns over possible politicization of the role during the pandemic.“I think government […]

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