Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

An Update on the Till Death Do Us Part Act

Published on January 16, 2020

Status of the Bill

Bill 153, the Till Death Do Us Part Act, was tabled on November 27, 2019 and passed Second Reading on December 12, 2019. It has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. For more information on the status of the bill, see here

The Till Death Do Us Part Act in the News

December 2, 2019: Till Death Do Us Part: Waterloo MPP introduces bill to keep spouses living together (Bill Jackson, Waterloo Chronicle)

December 4, 2019: Seniors in long-term care shouldn't be torn away from each other, Waterloo MPP's bill says (CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo)

December 16, 2019: Waterloo MPP's Till Death Do Us Part bill passes second reading (Laura Booth, Waterloo Region Record); Also in Cambridge TimesBrampton Guardian.

January 1, 2020: 'The entire system is in crisis' Bill aims to prevent couples from being separated in long-term care (Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star)

January 2, 2020: Ontario bill to keep couples together in long-term care passes key stage (the Canadian Press, CBC News), Also in The National Post, on Global News, in Sudbury Star, The Chronicle Journal, iHeartRadio, Durham Radio News, Kitchener Today, and Ottawa Matters.

January 6, 2020: Editorial: A failing system is failing Ontario's Elderly (Waterloo Region Record)

January 6, 2020: London widow voices support for proposed changes to long-term care bill of rights (Sawyer Bogdan, Global News)

January 6, 2020: Bill targets 'legacy of neglect' in long-term care (Jennifer Hamilton-McCharles, North Bay Nugget)

January 7, 2020: Change may be coming for couples separated in long term care (CBC News London)

January 10, 2020: We need a national conversation on eldercare (Janet V. Fraser, Hamilton Spectator)

January 12, 2020: Catherine Fife on "Till Death Do Us Part Act" & Dr. Tara Kiran on Home Care Concerns (Zoomer Radio)

How you can help

Sign and share the petition on the Till Death Do Us Part Act.

Email your local MPP, the Minister of Long-term Care, and the Premier to let them know that you support Bill 153, the Till Death Do Us Part Act. 

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