Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin: May 11

Published on May 11, 2020

Here are today’s new developments:

  • The Ontario legislature will sit and hold a question period tomorrow, with the Ford government expected to extend Ontario's state of emergency -- In a virtual press conference held today, Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath announced she will table a motion calling for an independent, public inquiry into the province's long-term care system, and will also seek a thorough public inquiry into Ontario's pandemic readiness and response, overall

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

  • The Official Opposition will table a motion tomorrow that will call for a full, independent public inquiry into why the long-term care sector was in crisis before the pandemic hit, how seniors were left so vulnerable, and what the role of for-profit long-term care will be going forward.
  • A second public inquiry sought by the Official Opposition will examine Ontario's readiness prior to the pandemic, and the province's handling of the crisis – giving the province a roadmap for what to do differently next time.
  • Official Opposition Education critic Marit Stiles released a statement over the weekend calling out a memo that Education Minister Stephen Lecce sent in which he criticized students, teachers and parents for "inconsistent uptake" of learning via video conferencing.