Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin: June 11

Published on June 11, 2020

Here are today’s new developments: 

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

  • The Ford government has quietly made changes to the regulations governing foster care homes that the Ontario Official Opposition says will put children and youth in danger. The changes include allowing more kids in homes and ending criminal record checks for people caring for children. Official Opposition Children and Youth Services critic Monique Taylor and Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic Sol Mamakwa say children and youth need more protection during the pandemic, and that Ford must take action to prevent more vulnerable children and youth from contracting COVID-19. 
  • Ontario NDP's Black Caucus chair and critic, MPP Laura Mae Lindo, said Education Minister Stephen Lecce must stop his dragging his fight on fighting anti-Black racism in the Peel District School Board. 
    It’s disturbing that the Minister of Education hired an investigator to investigate his investigation, and despite all these reports pointing to serious systemic anti-Black racism in Peel schools, Stephen Lecce is again taking no actual action to address it," Lindo said in a statement.