GUELPH, ON — Mike Schreiner released the following statement after Ontario set another record for new COVID-19 cases:
“The Premier’s response to COVID-19 is getting murkier by the minute.
Last week he announced a new provincial framework to get us through the second wave, but today he called it a baseline.
It only adds to the confusion when the province has one set of benchmarks and local officials have another.
But Ford doesn’t want to be the bad guy, so he loosened COVID-19 restrictions and left it to municipalities to do the hard work.
We’re supposed to be in this together, but instead Ford is passing the ball to municipalities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on their own.
We’re at the peak of this virus and I wish the Premier was playing on the same team as local health officials rather than playing politics.
His absence of leadership could drive us towards another large-scale lockdown, something we should all be working together to avoid.”