Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin: July 22

Published on July 22, 2020

Here are today’s new developments:

  • Ontario's COVID-19 case count today was 165 — still high, although a slight improvement over Tuesday’s count over 200. Just over half are people under age 40. 
  • The Ford government abruptly adjourned the Legislature for the remainder of the summer on Tuesday, after using its majority to ram through several controversial bills, including one that will make it easier for landlords to evict people despite the ongoing pandemic (Bill 184), and one that uses the pandemic as cover to give the Premier unchecked powers (Bill 195).

 

Here are some concerns the Official Opposition is working on, and solutions we’re pushing for:

  • Official Opposition Long-term Care critic Teresa Armstrong responded to an Ontario Health Coalition survey that shows 95 per cent of long-term care staff say seniors' basic needs continue to go unmet due to staffing shortages - the Official Opposition has been urging Ford to address the sector's critical staff shortages.