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Sudbury MPP launches PSW fairness campaign

Sudbury MPP Jamie West launched a letter campaign on Personal Support Workers Day.

May 19th is PSW Day – a day when PSWs are thanked for their hard work and dedication. All healthcare workers were vital to managing this pandemic, but PSWs in particular faced many incredible challenges during this time.

“I wanted to do something for these workers on PSW day,” West said on Wednesday. “I want you to feel safe sharing your stories. That’s why I started the PSW fairness campaign. Your voices are so important. All PSWs deserve better. “

West said anonymous copies of letters filed by PSWs would be sent directly to the Ontario Prime Minister and Minister of Health.

“PSWs are a family for our loved ones when we can’t be there. They are the backbone of our long-term care sector and will one day take care of many of us. They should be treated with the respect they deserve, ”West added. “My office has heard of many PSWs during this pandemic that outlined issues like safety, pay, racism and more. One topic that keeps coming up is the fear of reprisals if they speak up. It is clear that the Conservative government does not have its back. “

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Any PSW or supporter can join the campaign by visiting tinyurl.com/3wbrtpyv and sharing their story with West’s office.

Road report

Road improvements on Long Lake Road will reduce traffic to one lane and occasionally delay traffic from 500 meters north of Sunnyside Road to Birch Hill Road from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Friday, August 27) One lane always remains open in each direction.

Dog handler campaign

The Sudbury Pet Valu Walk for dog handlers will be virtual this year due to the pandemic.

This May, coast-to-coast Canadians joined the Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Dog Handlers to support the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, a national charity that provides dog handlers for free.

The major event, typically held in person in approximately 300 communities across Canada, is now virtual due to COVID-19. In May, Canadians will be walking, cycling, running and cycling while participating in the Pet Valu Walk for dog handlers. Her goal is to raise $ 1.3 million for dog handlers.

Visit www.walkfordogguides.com to donate or take part in the Pet Valu Walk for dog handlers.

Since 1983, the Foundation has provided more than 3,000 dog handlers across Canada. Each handler requires approximately $ 35,000 to breed, train, and house qualified Canadians with a medical or physical disability for free. The foundation does not receive any state funding and relies on public support in order to continue to provide dog handlers.