At a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides an update on his government’s COVID-19 response. The province is setting aside $100 million in contingency funding in its upcoming budget to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot also speaks with reporters.
The premier is in the nation’s capital for the upcoming meeting of Canada’s first ministers, which is set to take place from March 12-13. The meeting comes following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a $1-billion COVID-19 response fund, which includes $500 million for provinces and territories to cope with the pandemic.