Ontario’s Care Crisis /w Pat Armstrong

In this episode we continue our discussion of the crisis in long-term care homes in Ontario. This time we are joined by Dr. Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. Dr. Armstrong’s career has focused on feminist political economy, healthcare and care work, and comparative social policy. She helps us unpack how commodification and privatization have led to Ontario’s current long-term care crisis, as well as provides illuminating examples of how these same politico-economic trends have been dealt with abroad.

Pat Armstrong is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at York University. She has published on a wide range of issues related to gender, healthcare and work. Her latest books are Wash, Wear, and Care (with Suzanne Day), and The Privatization of Care (with Hugh Armstrong).