Ford to make announcement in Etobicoke on Monday afternoon

Aug 31 2020, 6:11 am

Premier Doug Ford it set to make an announcement from Etobicoke on Monday afternoon.

The premier will be joined by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

Last week, Ford pulled out a chart during his daily press conference, which showed Ontario with the fewest cases per 100,000 people compared to Quebec and other states in America.

The premier said when measuring population sizes, Ontario is the fifth largest region following California, New York, Texas, and Florida.

“We have the fifth largest population and it’s a large and diverse population,” Ford said. “I wanted to show the people we’re doing a good job, and I encourage people to keep listening to the chief medical officer.”

Ford added that these positive results are what happens when people listen to public health officials adding that “we’re different than the US, Canadians listen a lot more than the Americans do, which will help us with the economy too.”

The press briefing will take place at 1 pm.

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