Trudeau blames high death rate of seniors in long-term care homes on provincial governments

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In response to a recent report on the high death rate of long-term care residents, Prime Minister Trudeau said that the provincial governments “failed to support seniors,” according to Global News. “I think one of the things that is very clear is our current system of supporting seniors across this country has not worked,” said Trudeau on Thursday, adding, “It is a provincial responsibility. So it is them that have failed to support our seniors.” The report was published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The report discovered that 81 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Canada were residents of long-term care homes, whereas as all other countries studied had an average rate of 42 percent.