Over the last 20 years, numerous commissioned reports have called for reform and improvements to long-term care. This feature series aims to better understand the reasons for the decades-long inaction by governments, and to start a conversation on how to ensure officials tackle the root causes of system failures through fundamental reforms.

Guest editor Colin Busby, director of the Institute for Research on Public Policy’s Faces of Aging program, asked some of Canada’s top experts in long-term care to ponder some key questions for this series: Why have Canada’s governments not taken serious action? Will this time be different? In setting out an ambitious and realistic action plan for fundamental LTC reform, what should be the top three short-term priorities for governments?

This feature series is accompanied by an IRPP webinar series on long-term care reform.

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