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Shamji holding ‘Sylvia Jones’s feet to the fire’ after nursing agency regulation bill defeated

“It’s profoundly disappointing, especially given the fact that Ministers Sylvia Jones and Paul Calandra identified this as a problem and promised to take action,” said Shamji referring to the health minister and former minister for long-term care, respectively.

Published Nov 13, 2023 at 3:36pm

Joseph Coppolino
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Joseph Coppolino
Shamji holding ‘Sylvia Jones’s feet to the fire’ after nursing agency regulation bill defeated
Provincial Liberal legislator Adil Shamji speaks at a ceremony, at Queen's Park, in Toronto, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Alex Lupul/The Canadian Press)

Liberal MPP Adil Shamji said the government’s unwillingness to support his bill to regulate temporary nursing agencies fits within the government’s “broader movement to privatize the healthcare system.”

“It’s profoundly disappointing, especially given the fact that Ministers Sylvia Jones and Paul Calandra identified this as a problem and promised to take action,” said Shamji referring to the health minister and former minister for long-term care, respectively.

Shamji, who was an emergency room doctor before entering provincial politics, tabled a private members bill back in February 2023 to regulate temporary nursing agencies and reign in the practices of predatory pricing and poaching nurses from public hospitals and long-term care facilities.

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