Private Company That Took Over Long-Term Care Home After 27 Died Has a Number of Ties With Doug Ford’s PCs

The private company selected by the Ontario government to run a troubled long-term care home has links to Doug Ford’s PCs and the founders of an astroturf group that ran a series of mysterious anti-teacher attack ads in 2020.

Last month, UniversalCare Canada Inc. was put in charge of Etobicoke’s Westside Long-term Care Home — where 27 residents had died of COVID-19. The move, which was first reported by the Toronto Star, drew the ire of many.

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