Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife is pleased that her bill, the Till Death Do Us Part Act, has started a national conversation about protecting a couple’s right to be placed together in long-term care; last Friday, the province of Nova Scotia introduced similar legislation to unite couples who have been separated by their long-term care system.
The Nova Scotia bill will ensure that couples have a right to live together in long-term care as they age. In December 2019, Fife tabled the country’s first spousal reunification bill, which passed with unanimous support and is now waiting to be heard by the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.
For the last several years, MPP Fife and her Ontario NDP colleagues have fought to keep couples together in long-term care.
To show your support for the Till Death Do Us Part Act, please sign and share our petition to the Ontario government calling for Ontarians to have a right to live together as they age: https://www.catherinefife.com/support_the_till_death_do_us_part_act.