Rod Phillips says the province aims to hire inspectors with experience in investigation, such as law enforcement.
Ontario plans to spend $ 20 million to double the number of long-term care home inspectors in the province.
Long-term care minister Rod Phillips says the government plans to hire 193 employees by next fall.
He says the funds will create a ratio of one inspector for every two long-term care homes and allow for more proactive visits.
He says the province aims to hire inspectors with experience in investigation, such as law enforcement.
The announcement anticipates legislation expected later this week that Phillips says will allow inspectors to press charges on the spot.
Phillips says the government is following the recommendations of the commission that examined conditions in Ontario long-term care homes, which suffered thousands of deaths and COVID-19 infections during the pandemic.