Ontario’s Minister of Labour is calling for changes to be made to a federal sick leave program amid criticism from some advocates who say that the Ford government should be the ones to step in to fill the gaps.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is calling on the federal government to take further action when it comes to border control, pushing for mandatory COVID-19 testing and a temporary ban on direct flights from countries where new strains of the disease have been found.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford wants anyone who lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport to take a COVID-19 test as more than 100 travellers tested positive for the disease after arriving into the country within a two-week time frame.
As schools remain shuttered and online learning continues across much of southern Ontario, the provincial government is further expanding its list of eligible workers who qualify for free emergency child-care.
Premier Doug Ford offered to drive an ultra-cold refrigerated truck to Kalamazoo, Mich., in an effort to secure thousands of doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Ontario – an offer that the premier said was turned down by the drug manufacturer.
An Ontario cabinet minister is acknowledging that the government's pandemic pleas are "falling on deaf ears" due to COVID-19 fatigue and cautioned that the length of the lockdown will depend on adherence to the public health protocols.
The Ontario government has announced that students in seven public health units will be returning to the classroom on Monday, but online learning will remain in place for the rest of southern Ontario schools until further notice.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he’s deeply troubled by the recently-announced Pfizer vaccine shortage, and is changing the province’s COVID-19 vaccination plan to ensure the most vulnerable are given their necessary second dose.
Premier Doug Ford says that there is “no reason” for the province to “jump in” and introduce its own paid sick leave program, even amid mounting criticism from advocates who say that an existing federal program doesn’t do enough to protect workers.