- Update: On Jan. 29, the government stopped competitive bidding province-wide
- For background see: Compulsory competitive bidding in home care under review
The decision comes after weeks of public protest in reaction to a decision to exclude non-profit agencies from the bidding process in Hamilton.
CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan said of Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman, “If he really wants the best quality home care services for Ontario, now he should make the choice to end home care competitive bidding province-wide.”
Last month, the provincial government drew fire from CUPE Ontario and others for lifing a three-year moratorium on competitive bidding in the sector.