The report itself focused on Ontario, just because that was where people's experience was in terms of both residing here in Ontario and being active in the long-term care space, but I think the findings were, frankly, applicable to any other province or territory in Canada.
There were nine recommendations that came out of that report, and they've been shared with officials in different jurisdictions. I can tell you right now that one of the first recommendations—and I think one of the drivers for this study, based on the fact that we saw a number of investment plans being tabled and being set into motion—was based on a concern amongst those who attended the round table about over-building.
Obviously we've never come across a global pandemic like this, but in circumstances like that, you tend to throw money at a problem and it can result in over-building. Until you analyze what some of the shortcomings are within these facilities—the structural vulnerabilities I spoke to in my comments—you're really throwing good money after bad. One of our recommendations was essentially to put some brakes on, take the time to do some research, figure out what these structural vulnerabilities are and address those, and then fuel the recovery in these long-term care homes through the planned investments across governments.
The other recommendation centred around making sure they consulted with stakeholders, both residents and those who are active in the long-term space, and then also ensuring there was a robust program for accreditation of these facilities, as well as ongoing monitoring and compliance. Once the standards have been modernized, they have to make sure there is a program executed either at the provincial level or through local health authorities, so that these long-term care homes are frequently visited to ensure they are meeting the planned objectives of the provincial ministries of long-term care and health.