Premier Ford is asked: why aren't you getting to essential workers such as teachers earlier than mid May? Premier Ford says province needs to get to most vulnerable/elderly people first & hotspots. And then mentions factories, although these aren't specifically targeted #onpoli
Ford says Ontario made "massive move" last week by "basically shutting down entire province" - (as he mentioned, malls are open.) Then dangles further restrictions.
Premier is now admonishing people for going to the mall his government kept open. #onpoli
Ford defends his government's records on schools, says they are safe, spread is happening in communities #onpoli

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7 Apr
#BREAKING: Ontario is declaring a third state of emergency and issuing a province-wide stay-at-home order, while expanding vaccine eligibility for special education teachers/all education workers and essential workers in Toronto and Peel Region #onpoli
Educations workers in high-risk neighbourhoods in Peel/TO will be eligible for vaccines starting during next week's April break & for essential workers in those neighbourhoods 18+ #onpoli
Ford says he thinks 40% of adults will have one dose by end of 4-week stay-at-home order #onpoli
Read 12 tweets
6 Apr
Toronto Mayor @JohnTory on the city’s mass vaccine sites: “They’ve been miraculously successful....for the people who have come.” Says city is looking at going out to workplaces directly to reach more people. #onpoli
Tory: a discussion of a stay at home order “is warranted”, also further capacity limits on businesses, particularly larger ones. Says it’s up to province. #onpoli
On whether Dr. @epdevilla should order schools closed like Peel, Mayor Tory says, he looks forward to seeing her advice on whether additional action should be taken, will meet with her again today. Says it's her decision but wants parents to get "sufficient notice" if it happens
Read 4 tweets
12 Mar
MPP @solmamakwa says Premier @fordnation called him before 3pm today and "apologized for attacking me personally during Question period yesterday."
Says he appreciated the call but, "It's not me he needs to apologize to but it's indigenous people across Ontario." #onpoli
Mamakwa says the call lasted about 90 seconds, says the Premier told him he felt Mamakwa was "going after him" by asking about the government's plan for vaccinating urban indigenous adults. Says Premier Ford invited him to his office when the House resumes. #onpoli
Mamakwa said he'd rather see the Premier go to a fly-in community where there is a water, housing, mental health crisis #onpoli
Read 7 tweets
12 Mar
NEW: PC Government House leader @PaulCalandra is out talking about the province's vaccine plan, saying federal supply is "unreliable." Says Ont. is only doing 40K shots but has capacity to do 150K. "The issue we face is uncertainty around supply." #onpoli
"The federal government needs to step up...compared to other countries we are far in Canada we must do better."
"It is time for Ottawa to deliver." #onpoli
Calandra says Ontario doesn't have enough supply for its mass vaccination clinics. Says the province needs details on how much AstraZeneca/J&J it's getting.
Read 6 tweets
12 Mar
#BREAKING: Peel Public Health is ordering Amazon Canada to close all shifts at its Brampton facility and have workers self-isolate for 14 days starting 12:01 am tomorrow #onpoli
"The current public health investigation has determined that high-risk exposure to COVID-19 for everyone working at Amazon Heritage cannot be ruled out...the rate of COVID-19 across Peel has been decreasing while the rate inside this facility has been increasing significantly."
This is being done through a Sec. 22 order by local medical officer Dr. Lawrence Loh, under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act #onpoli
Read 4 tweets
11 Mar
#BREAKING: Ontario's budget will be released on Wednesday March 24, Finance Minister @PBethlenfalvy announces #onpoli
Vaccinating everyone is going to be priority 1 in the budget, @PBethlenfalvy says. "Without healthy people, you can't have a healthy economy."
Ontario is spending $25B more this fiscal year than last, Bethlenfalvy says. "Our government knows this level of spending is not sustainable in long term,” but says it is necessary right now.
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