Ford to make an announcement with Minister of Long-Term Care today

Jul 28 2020, 1:17 pm

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be making an announcement in Ajax on Tuesday.

According to a release, Ford will be joined by his Minister of Long-Term Care, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, as well as Ajax’s mayor, Shaun Collier, and Chair of the Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees Sharon Cochran.

Starting at 1 pm, the province says it’s related to building long-term care capacity.

The announcement comes the day before the premier indicated that he would be giving more information about Toronto’s entry into Stage 3 of Ontario’s economic reopening.

“The health officials have asked for a little more time to analyze the numbers, and as I’ve always said, we can’t rush this,” Ford said on Friday, after delaying a scheduled announcement last week.

“We will only move forward based on the best medical advice from the Chief Medical Officer, Command Table and local public health officers.”

Ford said Wednesday’s announcement will include an update on Stage 3 status for the three other regions.

“I’m hopeful we’ll have good news to share for those regions on Stage 3.”

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