Here are today’s new developments:
- Doug Ford is embarking an election-style tour of the province this summer, a move Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath called disappointing and shameful given the ongoing crisis of COVID-19.
- The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions opposes the Ford government's push to extend its emergency powers, saying the emergency order in its current form tramples workplace rights by suspending collective bargaining. The union says it's planning actions including potential work interruptions.
Here are some concerns the Official Opposition is working on, and solutions we’re working on:
- Andrea Horwath called on Ford to address the problems in long-term care that can be fixed immediately, like staffing up ahead of a potential second wave of COVID-19.
- The Official Opposition is putting forth an emergency action plan that would help kids return to class safely, five days a week, come fall. Official Opposition Education critic Marit Stiles tabled a motion that includes hiring additional educators and upgrades to help schools with infection control.