Howard Hampton

Flowers sit on a bench in front of Orchard Villa care home in Pickering, Ont. on Apr. 27, 2020. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has called in operational support from the Canadian Armed Forces for Orchard Villa and five other long-term care homes in Ontario (Frank Gunn/CP)

In 2007, Howard Hampton went on a tirade about long-term care. We all moved on.

Karl Bélanger: The main issue Howard Hampton raised 13 years ago, on a sunny October day just six days before the Ontario election, was that seniors were living in long-term-care homes in soiled diapers. It didn’t resonate much.

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