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Gélinas – We pay for LifeLabs, Where is the Access?

QUEEN’S PARK – France Gélinas, MPP for Nickel Belt and the Health Critic for her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, rose in the legislature this morning to speak to the challenges Nickel Belt residents are having accessing LifeLabs’ services.

“Since I last spoke about the problems with LifeLabs my constituents are having, waiting outside in the cold, things have gotten worse not better.

Mr. Phillips is not computer savvy and couldn’t use the online portal, so he waited 3 hours on the phone before the call dropped.

Jean-Pierre Lauzon’s wife needs blood work every ten days. She can’t book an appointment at any of the LifeLabs centres in Sudbury for December 3rd. Online everything on December 3rd has a big red X nothing is available.

Victor Boulard tried the 1-877 number for three days, he never got through. So he tried the online portal, for some reason it will not accept his password.

Mr. Denis knocked on the door of our constituency office, he had given up on the 1-877 number for LifeLabs and could not navigate the website. We tried at our office but the online portal wouldn’t book him, he’s still looking for his password.

Suzanne & Adolphe Charbonneau will have to wait 3 weeks for a simple blood test. Adolphe asked me “Why is this happening, this is paid for with public money, tax money. This is not right.” I agree with him speaker.

LifeLabs is paid for by the government and represents an important part of our health care system and their customer service is atrocious.

And that’s not all, access to flu vaccine is not any easier whether at your primary care provider, Public Health or pharmacies, nobody has flu vaccines in Nickel Belt.”

Demand Paid Sick Days & Job Protected Leave NOW for all Ontario Workers – Exiger des congés de maladie payés et la protection de l’emploi pour tous les travailleurs et travailleuses de l’Ontario

WE, the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows : to call on the Ford government to implement 7 paid sick days a year and 10 job protected paid emergency leave days for all workers in Ontario to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety and well-being of our province.

NOUS soussignés pétitionnons l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario :  de demander au gouvernement Ford de mettre en œuvre 7 jours de congé de maladie payés par an et 10 jours de congé d’urgence payé avec protection de l’emploi pour tous les travailleurs et travailleuses de l’Ontario afin de contribuer à arrêter la propagation de la COVID-19 et d’assurer la sécurité et le bien-être de notre province.

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2020 PETITION-Demand paid Sick Days and Job Protected Leave

 

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:
1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.
2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen’s Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.
3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read.

Merci de recueillir des signatures pour cette pétition! Vos efforts de sensibilisation pour faire avancer cette importante cause nous sont très précieux. Je vous invite à envoyer la pétition à vos amis, à votre famille et à vos concitoyens.
Veuillez noter que pour qu’une pétition puisse être présentée à l’Assemblée législative, elle doit :
1. comprendre le nom, l’adresse et la signature originale de chaque signataire;
2. être envoyée dans sa version originale à mon bureau de circonscription ou à celui de Queen’s Park. Les copies ne seront pas acceptées à l’Assemblée legislative;
3. comprendre vos propres nom et adresse. Nous vous aviserons de la date à laquelle votre pétition sera lue à Queen’s Park.

 

Safe Return to School – Retour à l’école en toute sécurité

WE, the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: to call on the Ford government to implement an action plan to safely reopen and keep our schools open that includes smaller, safer class sizes; hire more teachers and education workers, support on-line learning including affordable reliable internet access; provide immediate funding for urgent school repairs and upgrades such as ventilation systems; provide more funding for school buses to allow for physical distancing; and provide additional support for students with special needs.

NOUS soussignés pétitionnons l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario : de demander au gouvernement Ford de mettre en oeuvre un plan d’action visant à rouvrir nos écoles et à les garder ouvertes en toute sécurité, qui comprend des classes plus petites et plus sûres; embaucher plus d’enseignant.es et de travailleurs de l’éducation, appuyer l’apprentissage enligne, incluant l’internet fiable et à un prix abordable; fournir un financement immédiat pour les réparations et les mises à niveau urgentes de nos écoles tel que les systèmes de ventilation, fournir plus de financement pour le transport scolaire afin de permettre la distanciation physique; fournir un soutien supplémentaire aux élèves ayant des besoins spéciaux.

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2020 PETITION-Safe Return to School
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Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:
1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.
2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen’s Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.
3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read.

Merci de recueillir des signatures pour cette pétition! Vos efforts de sensibilisation pour faire avancer cette importante cause nous sont très précieux. Je vous invite à envoyer la pétition à vos amis, à votre famille et à vos concitoyens.
Veuillez noter que pour qu’une pétition puisse être présentée à l’Assemblée législative, elle doit :
1. comprendre le nom, l’adresse et la signature originale de chaque signataire;
2. être envoyée dans sa version originale à mon bureau de circonscription ou à celui de Queen’s Park. Les copies ne seront pas acceptées à l’Assemblée legislative;
3. comprendre vos propres nom et adresse. Nous vous aviserons de la date à laquelle votre pétition sera lue à Queen’s Park.

 

Bill 175 | Projet de loi 175

Thank you to Madame Rivet from Hanmer, who called my office to complain about Bill 175. She asks, “Why are you”—she’s actually writing to the government—“pushing this legislation through so quickly, 10 days is much too quickly? I think you’re doing this to hide your intentions from the people.“When it’s a good idea you take things very slowly and talk over and over again about an initiative. It always takes forever to make good changes.“You hide it because it will cost the little people in my community more once everything is privatized. The government won’t be overseeing it and people will be paying more, not just in money but in tears.“Why won’t you be honest about this bill and let people see it? I want to get out to protest but I only learned about this two days ago. I’m a senior with a crutch. I feel you’ve intentionally tried to keep my voice out.“You know this is wrong.”

Posted by France Gélinas on Monday, July 13, 2020

Thank you to Madame Rivet from Hanmer, who called my office to complain about Bill 175.

She asks, “Why are you”—she’s actually writing to the government—“pushing this legislation through so quickly, 10 days is much too quickly? I think you’re doing this to hide your intentions from the people.

“When it’s a good idea you take things very slowly and talk over and over again about an initiative. It always takes forever to make good changes.

“You hide it because it will cost the little people in my community more once everything is privatized. The government won’t be overseeing it and people will be paying more, not just in money but in tears.

“Why won’t you be honest about this bill and let people see it? I want to get out to protest but I only learned about this two days ago. I’m a senior with a crutch. I feel you’ve intentionally tried to keep my voice out.

“You know this is wrong.”