Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 response, long-term care, paid sick leave – April 30, 2021
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford holds a news conference while in self-isolation at his late mother’s home in Etobicoke. The premier is currently self-isolating after he was in close contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19. He has tested negative, but is isolating as a precaution. Ford discusses the final report from Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission that will be released later in the day. He also faces questions about the trip that then-finance minister Rod Phillips made to St. Barts last December, the vaccine rollout plan, the provincial government’s new paid sick leave program, and his call for tougher border measures.