TORONTO – Ontario Liberal Leader, Steven Del Duca issued the following statement:
“Just days after Doug Ford rejected calls from opposition politicians and the Ontario Science Table to safely reopen outdoor activities, his dragged out ban is finally coming to an end. Ontarians are breathing a sigh of relief after today’s announcement, but some questions remain unanswered.
Doug Ford won’t give any indication whether schools are reopening or not. Parents and education workers are once again being left in the dark. They deserve answers now on the future of in-person learning.
There was also no mention of a strategy to help women and small businesses lead the economic recovery to end the she-cession and relieve our devastated entrepreneurs. Any economic recovery that doesn’t address those hardest hit by the pandemic is unacceptable.
This third wave has been incredibly difficult for all Ontarians, but we’re closer to the end of this ordeal than the beginning. The progress we’ve made is thanks to the sacrifice of all Ontarians. I’m optimistic that today’s announcement is one step closer to normalcy, but we need more than a three-step plan to address the challenges Ontarians continue to face.”