Premier Doug Ford's government is reaching out to every single province and territory asking for help with health care resources, as the third wave of COVID-19 inundates Ontario's intensive care units and overwhelms physicians and nurses.
More than a thousand registered nurses will be required to move into intensive care to staff the 350 new beds promised by the Ontario government as COVID-19 causes a record high number of patients in need of critical care.
The federal government is providing Ontario schools with more than $500 million in funding to cover pandemic-related infrastructure upgrades, such as improving ventilation and investing in broadband infrastructure to support remote learning.
Ontario's health minister pushed back in Question Period on Monday amid suggestions that politics may have played a role in the selection of which areas of the province are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine access.
Premier Doug Ford pushed back at concerns the province’s unused vaccine supply was growing as more questions were raised over whether the geographic distribution of vaccines through Ontario matched up with the need.