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 health officials provide COVID-19 update – December 29, 2020

Ontario health officials provide COVID-19 update – December 29, 2020

At Queen’s Park. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s deputy chief medical officer of health, and Dr. Vanessa Allen, the chief of medical microbiology at the Public Health Ontario Laboratory, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

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

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

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

Ontario Premier on COVID-19, skills training, Ontario-Quebec summit – September 3, 2020

Ontario Premier on COVID-19, skills training, Ontario-Quebec summit – September 3, 2020

At a news conference in Hamilton, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces a $37-million investment in skills training programs for the province and responds to questions about his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He also discusses the first-ever Ontario-Quebec summit on economic recovery and shared priorities for the two provinces. The upcoming … Read more