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 Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 vaccine rollout, students' return to school – January 7, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on COVID-19 vaccine rollout, students' return to school – January 7, 2021

Speaking briefly with reporters after touring a hospital facility in Toronto, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, discusses the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the province. The premier also faces questions about the timeline for students’ return to in-class school instruction in light of an ongoing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among children.

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford and vaccine task force chair provide update – January 5, 2021

COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford and vaccine task force chair provide update – January 5, 2021

Speaking briefly with journalists ahead of a meeting Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, retired general Rick Hillier, the task force chair, and Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, provide an update on the distribution of vaccines in the province. General Hillier announces that the province is aiming to vaccinate all residents and health-care workers … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford comments on COVID-19 vaccine distribution – January 4, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford comments on COVID-19 vaccine distribution – January 4, 2021

Speak briefly with reporters at a University Health Network facility in Toronto, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, and Christine Elliott, the Ontario health minister, comment on the timeline for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the province. The premier and minister were at the facility to witness the delivery of a second round of … 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.

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

City of Brampton update on COVID-19 – December 9, 2020

City of Brampton update on COVID-19 – December 9, 2020

In Brampton, Ont., Mayor Patrick Brown provides an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). He is joined by Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Region’s medical officer of health, and Paul Morrison, Brampton’s director of bylaw enforcement.

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – November 25, 2020

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – November 25, 2020

In Toronto, Mayor John Tory and Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, provide an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). They are joined via teleconference by Carleton Grant, the city’s executive director of municipal licensing and standards, and Mark Barkley, a staff superintendent with the Toronto Police Service.

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

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