Letter to the Editor – Provincial Election

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Dear editor,

We join residents across the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in closely following the ongoing provincial election and look forward to meeting candidates from all parties. Specifically, members of our County Council hope to learn more about each candidate’s approach to long-term care in their ridings – and get firm commitments
of financial support for our local facilities.

As covered by reporting in our local newspapers, our council is committed to supporting long-term care homes in the region and making sure that they can continue to provide excellent care to members of our community. Throughout the pandemic, our region’s long term care homes protected our relatives, friends, and neighbours – and they deserve our support.

Currently, Maxville Manor in the Glengarry—Prescott—Russell riding and Dundas Manor in Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, two non-profit homes in our community, require funding to complete upgrades to their facilities. We’re asking candidates from all parties to provide a commitment to the home in their riding.

Our County has contributed to the projects and residents have graciously donated money to support the projects, but we can’t do it alone. We need the provincial government to step up to the plate, and we’re asking candidates to make it a promise to our community.

Long-term care is a leading issue in this election and critically important to voters throughout the region. Our constituents regularly ask about our support for the not-for-profit homes, and the provincial candidates should expect the same. Voters want to know that their MPPs will fight for long-term care funding, no matter which party forms government.

We look forward to meeting all of the candidates and await their commitments to long-term care in our community.

Sincerely,
Mayor Tony Fraser, Township of North Dundas
Mayor Jamie MacDonald, North Glengarry

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