Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin: May 7

Published on May 7, 2020

Here are today’s new developments:

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

  • Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath wants a full public inquiry into how Ontario's long-term care sector has done such an abysmal job of protecting seniors in care.
  • Opposition critic for Economic Growth, Catherine Fife, and Opposition Finance critic, Sandy Shaw, are calling on the Ford government to strike an all-party select committee on the economic recovery from COVID-19.
  • The Official Opposition is calling on the Ford government to ramp up testing numbers before re-opening businesses. 
  • As Ontario contemplates reopening the economy, the Official Oppositon is calling on the Ford government’s Labour Minister to strengthen protections for workers who refuse to do unsafe work -- as reported by the Toronto Star, over 200 workers fearful of contracting COVID-19 at their workplace filed work refusals, yet the Ministry of Labour has not upheld a single one.