Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin: May 14

Published on May 14, 2020

Here are today’s new developments:

  • Prime Minister Trudeau urges Canadians to buy from Canadian fisheries and farmers, and pledges support for fish harvesters who have lost income during COVID-19. 

 

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

  • The Official Opposition points out that Ontario continues to lag on COVID-19 testing, falling behind a number of developed countries, and failing to meet Ford's own lowered targets.
  • Official Opposition Agriculture critic, John Vanthof, says the Ford government must do more to help the province's farmers, many of who are in crisis due to COVID-19.
  • Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath says the reopening of businesses must come with Ontario stepping up its COVID-19 testing and tracing. The province has averaged just 12,600 tests per day in the last 30 days, and not all of the positive cases have been thoroughly contact traced.