Jill Andrew MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

Government of Ontario

Friday Update - COVID-19 - July 24th

Here are today’s new developments:
Several unions are calling on the Ford government to get for-profit companies out of long-term care, in light of reports that homes run by for-profits have had worse outcomes amid the pandemic. The NDP has been pushing for the same.
Parents, teachers and school boards have expressed increasing frustration with the Ford government's failure to provide details on a safe reopening of schools, or funding to ensure schools can meet new health restrictions. The Education Minister is expected to make an announcement on the reopening next week. The NDP's emergency action plan for a safe return includes more funding for schools and child care and job-protected leave for parents.
Solutions we’re pushing for:
Doug Ford needs to come clean on a secret deal his government signed to contract out COVID-19 testing in Windsor-Essex. 
Monique Taylor and critic for Indigenous Relations Sol Mamakwa call for an emergency investigation into deaths of children in care since the pandemic began. 
Doly Begum and Education critic Marit Stiles urged Ford to reverse course on his pursuit of a hybrid back-to-school model they say will hurt children and families, and to open more child care spaces.