COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford addresses province's mayors – January 14, 2021

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford addresses province's mayors – January 14, 2021

At Queen’s Park, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, delivers brief remarks ahead of a teleconference with the province’s mayors to discuss newly introduced public-health measures and Ontario’s plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 in Ontario – January 11, 2021: Premier Ford says announcement on measures coming tomorrow

COVID-19 in Ontario – January 11, 2021: Premier Ford says announcement on measures coming tomorrow

Speaking briefly at Queen’s Park on January 11, 2021, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, says that cabinet will meet today to consider recommendations concerning measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), with an announcement expected tomorrow. On January 8, the premier warned that additional measures would likely be implemented in Ontario in … Read more

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips returns to Canada, apologizes for trip – December 31, 2020

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips returns to Canada, apologizes for trip – December 31, 2020

Rod Phillips, the Ontario finance minister, speaks briefly with reporters at Toronto Pearson International Airport as he returns from a personal trip outside of Canada. In his remarks, the minister apologizes for the trip, which came as Ontario faced a province-wide lockdown and public health officials repeatedly urged residents to forgo non-essential travel.

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 in Alberta: Dr. Hinshaw says new restrictions needed to slow spread of virus – Dec. 7, 2020

COVID-19 in Alberta: Dr. Hinshaw says new restrictions needed to slow spread of virus – Dec. 7, 2020

In Edmonton, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, provides an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. She is joined by Paul Wynnyk, Alberta’s deputy minister of municipal affairs and chair of the COVID-19 vaccine task force. Responding to questions from reporters, Dr. Hinshaw comments on the … Read more

Alberta update on COVID-19 – November 26, 2020

Alberta update on COVID-19 – November 26, 2020

In Edmonton, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, provides an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. She is joined by Tyler Shandro, Alberta’s minister of health.

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

Nunavut update on COVID-19 – October 2, 2020

Nunavut update on COVID-19 – October 2, 2020

In Iqaluit, Joe Savikataaq, premier of Nunavut, George Hickes, minister of health, and Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the territory’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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

New Brunswick update on COVID-19 – October 2, 2020

New Brunswick update on COVID-19 – October 2, 2020

In Fredericton, Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, and Premier Blaine Higgs provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

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

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney comments on speech from the throne – September 24, 2020

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney comments on speech from the throne – September 24, 2020

In Edmonton, Jason Kenney, the premier of Alberta, responds to the federal government’s September 23, 2020, speech from the throne.

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