Laurie Scott is pushing the province to support those affected by the Canadian Hearing Society strike. The Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP spoke at Queen’s Park last week, saying the nearly two month long strike is having a damaging effect on the deaf community in the province.

Scott says the government needs to be supporting people in this situation, and wants to know what backup measures are being put in place to make sure members of the deaf community aren’t falling through the cracks.

Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Tracy MacCharles says she’s met with CHS officials on many occasions.

MacCharles says she will coordinate efforts with the Ministry of Labour to address the issues. The strike broke out in early March over contract negotiations, with sick leave as the main sticking point.