TORONTO – Ontario Liberal Leader, Steven Del Duca issued the following statement:
“The 2020-21 Public Accounts released today show total government mismanagement in response to COVID. Workers went without any paid sick leave for more than a year – never getting the 10 days they deserved, students lost a year in classrooms, small business owners lost their livelihoods, and thousands of people lost their lives, all the while Doug Ford was sitting on billions of dollars that could have helped.
Doug Ford said that he wouldn’t spare a penny when it came to pandemic spending. His own Public Accounts show that he withheld more than $22 billion that should have been invested in keeping Ontarians safe.
The Premier and his government have abandoned the people of Ontario, costing people their lives and livelihoods. Ontario Liberals will fight to hold Doug Ford accountable for this unforgivable and irresponsible betrayal.”