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Three-quarters of Canadians believe government investment in elder care and long-term care should increase, with 54 per cent saying it should increase a lot. A poll by EKOS Research shows concern is greatest among those aged 45 to 64 and among women, 61 per cent of whom support a major increase in funding.

There is strong support for increased government vigilance in supervising long-term care facilities, with 58 per cent calling for an increase in government regulation. Again, a majority of those aged 45 to 64 are calling for regulation to increase a lot.