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Advocating for a loved one in an Ontario care home should not be a crime

Joel Harden, NDP MPP, The Ottawa Citizen

Mom is sullen and withdrawn. So you investigate; you talk to care workers and raise concerns to managers. Soon after arrives a letter by registered mail from the home’s management (it arrives by email, too). “This letter is notice that you are no longer permitted at the home,” it reads. “Your presence at the home is disruptive and disrespectful of staff and residents, and it is our obligation to provide a safe environment. If you attempt to enter, the police will be called for a trespass violation.”

Sound familiar? Read the complete article here:
On Thursday, March 4, Joel Harden presented Motion 129 for debate to insist that the use of trespass orders end. The motion is called “Voula’s Law” and you can sign the online petition here:
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