One of the largest operators of seniors’ residences and long-term care homes in Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP), a federal Crown corporation charged with investing funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal CanadianRead More →

The country’s veteran’s ombudsman has resigned less than halfway through his term, the federal government announced Monday. Retired colonel Craig Dalton, a 25-year veteran of the Canadian army, only held the watchdog post for a little over 18 months. Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced the ombudsman’s departure in aRead More →

The catastrophic impact of COVID-19 on the long-term care sector likely was made worse by the outdated design and crowded conditions found in some facilities, experts say — and they blame governments for failing to fund renovations and new construction. Jodi Hall, chair of the Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC), said the pandemic’s tragicRead More →

Canada has backed an American-led effort to allow Taiwan to be granted observer status at the World Health Organization because of its early success in containing COVID-19. The move is politically sensitive because China considers Taiwan a breakaway province and views any overture of support as meddling in its internalRead More →