13:00 ET: Ontario Premier Doug Ford expected to announce province-wide lockdown

13:00 ET: Ontario Premier Doug Ford expected to announce province-wide lockdown

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, announces new public-health measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in the province. In his remarks, the premier announces that the entire province will be placed under lockdown beginning on Saturday, December 26, 2020, with the measures remaining in … Read more

COVID-19: Ontario Premier Doug Ford on new restrictions, aid for businesses – October 9, 2020

COVID-19: Ontario Premier Doug Ford on new restrictions, aid for businesses – October 9, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, Christine Elliott, Ontario’s minister of health, and Rod Phillips, the minister of finance, discuss the implementation of new restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in the province. They are joined by Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief … Read more

COVID-19: Ontario details new restrictions for Toronto, Ottawa and Peel regions – October 9, 2020

COVID-19: Ontario details new restrictions for Toronto, Ottawa and Peel regions – October 9, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Dr. David Williams (Ontario’s chief medical officer of health), Dr. Dirk Huyer (Ontario’s chief coroner and executive lead, COVID-19 Testing Approach), and Adalsteinn Brown (the dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto), discuss new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of … Read more

Ontario imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise – October 2, 2020

Ontario imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise – October 2, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott announce a number of new measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in the province. They are joined by Dr. David Williams (Ontario’s chief medical officer of health), Matthew Anderson (the president and CEO of Ontario … Read more

Premier Ford provides COVID-19 update as Ontario confirms arrival of second wave – Sept. 28, 2020

Premier Ford provides COVID-19 update as Ontario confirms arrival of second wave – Sept. 28, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks with reporters at Queen’s Park, where he announces a $52.5-million investment to recruit and retain 3,700 more frontline health-care workers and caregivers as part of the province’s COVID-19 fall preparedness plan. The premier also announces that provincial health officials have confirmed Ontario is now in its second wave of COVID-19. … Read more

PM Justin Trudeau on federal COVID-19 response, vaccine procurement – September 25, 2020

PM Justin Trudeau on federal COVID-19 response, vaccine procurement – September 25, 2020

At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He announces that Canada has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its vaccine candidate. This new agreement is in addition to a number … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces $1B for expanded COVID-19 testing – September 24, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces $1B for expanded COVID-19 testing – September 24, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks with reporters at Queen’s Park, where he is rolling out further details of the province’s plan to deal with a potential second wave of COVID-19. He announces his government is investing $1.07 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. The premier also responds to questions about new provincial guidelines … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford reveals first part of COVID-19 fall preparedness plan – Sept. 22, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford reveals first part of COVID-19 fall preparedness plan – Sept. 22, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks with reporters at Queen’s Park after announcing details of the first part of the province’s plan to deal with a potential second wave of COVID-19. The first part involves a $70-million flu shot campaign, the largest in the province’s history. The strategy comes amid new provincial limits on social gatherings … Read more

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Ford announces new province-wide limits on gatherings – Sept. 19, 2020

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Ford announces new province-wide limits on gatherings – Sept. 19, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces new province-wide limitations on the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings. Health Minister Christine Elliott and Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health, also take part in the announcement. Effective immediately, informal outdoor gatherings in the province are limited to … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19, local ventilators production – September 15, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19, local ventilators production – September 15, 2020

In Guelph, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces a $2.5-million investment to Guelph-based Linamar Corp. to produce 10,000 ventilators in Ontario. He also responds to questions about his government’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier is joined by provincial ministers Christine Elliott (health) and Vic Fedeli (economic development), as well as Linda Hasenfratz, … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 shutdowns, fall legislative session – September 14, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 shutdowns, fall legislative session – September 14, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides an update on his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic as the Ontario legislature returns for its fall session. The premier warns of possible further shutdowns in the province amid a recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. He … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 restrictions, $1.3B for school safety – September 8, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 restrictions, $1.3B for school safety – September 8, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces that his government will provide $1.3 billion in funding to support the safe reopening of schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will include investments in personal protective equipment and the hiring of more teachers, nurses and custodians. Ontario Health Minister Christine … Read more

Ont. Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19, dental care for seniors, reopening schools– September 1, 2020

Ont. Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19, dental care for seniors, reopening schools– September 1, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces an investment of $25 million to expand access to the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program, which provides free dental care for eligible low-income seniors. He also responds to questions about his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic and the province’s … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford gives COVID-19 update, discusses U.S. tariffs on aluminum – August 7, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford gives COVID-19 update, discusses U.S. tariffs on aluminum – August 7, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce provide an update on their government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier also comments on President Donald J. Trump’s announcement that the United States will impose a ten per cent tariff … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides COVID-19 update – July 22, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides COVID-19 update – July 22, 2020

At Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott, and government House leader Paul Calandra provide an update on their government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.