Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

Health and Long-Term Care

Support the Till Death Do Us Part Act: Ensure that seniors have the right to live together as they age.

Establish a Timeline for Optometry Negotiations: the Ontario government has underfunded optometric care for 30 years. Encourage the government to immediately establish a timeline and a process for renewed negotiations concerning optometry fees.

Universal Pharmacare for all Ontarians: Necessary prescription medications shouldn't put Ontarians into debt, we need to develop a universal pharmacare plan.

Action needed for Alzheimer’s patients and their families: Implement a comprehensive strategy for the rapidly growing needs of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Coverage Needed for Braces: Amend dental coverage under Healthy Smiles Ontario to include coverage for braces.

Lyme Disease Strategy for Ontario: Develop an integrated strategy on Lyme disease consistent with the Action Plan of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Maintain Services for Youth with Mental Health Needs: Consolidate access, accountability and research for treatment of youth mental illness under one ministry – The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and provide continuity of care under the same ministry during the critical age period of 14-25 years old.

Midwife Pay Equity: Ontario’s Healthcare industry currently has a gendered wage gap of 37%. Sign today to end this unfair practice.

Ombudsman Oversight for Ontario Hospitals: Expand the Ombudsman mandate to include Ontario hospitals, long-term care homes, and other front-line care organizations.

Stop DBT Wait Times: People across Ontario are waiting years to access vital Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care needs to stop these wait times today.

Stop Moving Medical Procedures out of Hospitals: Demand a more thorough long-term analysis before Ontario continues its agenda to move procedures out of public hospitals and into private clinics.