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Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 vaccine certificates, candidate vaccinations – Sept. 22, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 vaccine certificates, candidate vaccinations – Sept. 22, 2021



Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution as the province’s vaccine certification system takes effect. Residents will be required to show their proof of vaccination receipt along with photo ID to access certain indoor public settings such as restaurants, gyms, and movie theatres. Premier Ford has indicated that the system will be a temporary measure to avoid future lockdowns and closures. He is joined at the news conference at Queen’s Park by provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott and Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. Ford also comments briefly on the federal election results during his opening remarks. He faces questions on topics including whether he will resume discussions with the federal government on a child-care deal and if he will require candidates running for his party in the upcoming 2022 provincial election to be vaccinated against COVID-19.