QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) released the following statement after MPPs voted in favour of his motion to protect the rights of family caregivers and their loved ones living in care homes:
“I am delighted that all parties have joined us in supporting Motion 129, Voula’s Law. This is a victory for both the rights of family caregivers, and their loved ones living in care homes. We know, however, that this motion is only the first step. The government must respect the will of the legislature and clarify to care home operators that trespass orders cannot be issued to ban family members who speak out about their loved ones’ living conditions. Families have waited long enough, it’s time for this government to act and put an end to this cruel practice once and for all."