Ford to make announcement with labour minister today

Aug 28 2020, 6:20 am

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement on Friday afternoon with the Minister of Labour in Toronto.

Ford will be joined by Monte McNaughton; Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services Todd Smith; and Jamil Jivani, Ontario’s Advocate for Community Opportunities.

The press conference comes a day after Ford said that Canadians are better than Americans on issues of race.

On Thursday, when the premier was asked about the protests occurring over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, Ford said he doesn’t like comparing anything in the US to Canada.

“I just believe we’re better than the Americans. It’s not a knock against them, we’re just better than them, it’s as simple as that.”

The press briefing will take place at 1 pm.

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