Author Archives: Doug Ford

Premier Ford Reflects on a Lasting Legacy during Lincoln Alexander Day

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to commemorate the legacy of The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: “Today, we pay tribute to a true trailblazer and inspiration to the next generation of leaders and all Ontarians, Lincoln Alexander. Lincoln broke new ground as Canada’s first Black Member of Parliament, first Black federal cabinet minister, and Ontario’s first Black Lieutenant Governor. ...

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Statement from Premier Doug Ford on the Anniversary of the Fatal Plane Crash in Iran

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the anniversary of the fatal plane crash in Iran: “One year ago, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down minutes after takeoff from Tehran, Iran. 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents were among the 176 people killed. They came from all walks of life — families with children, professionals, newlyweds, ...

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Ontario Thanks Essential Workers for Going Above and Beyond During COVID-19

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued the following statement recognizing the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made by all essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario:   “The people of Ontario have faced many extraordinary challenges since COVID-19 swept across the province this past March. We want to take this opportunity to ...

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Premier Ford Delivers Christmas Greetings

Premier Doug Ford delivered the following statement on the Christmas holiday: “Christmas is a time to count our blessings, find moments of peace and rest, and take stock of what truly matters. For Christians, it represents one of the holiest days of the year with the celebration of the birth of Christ. While this Christmas is unlike any other, we ...

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Le premier ministre Ford salue l’esprit d’entraide de l’Ontario à l’occasion de la fête du Canada

Le premier ministre Doug Ford a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante pour marquer la fête du Canada : « À l’occasion du 153e anniversaire du Canada, je tiens à revenir sur une année pareille à nulle autre, marquée par l’une des périodes les plus sombres de l’histoire de l’Ontario. La pandémie de COVID-19 a touché chacun et chacune d’entre nous, d’un ...

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Premier Ford Praises Ontario Spirit on Canada Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Canada Day: “As we celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday, I want to reflect on a year that has been unlike any other, one of the darkest periods in Ontario’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic touched everyone in the province, creating personal and financial hardship and resulting in losses far greater than anyone ...

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Supporting students in their home-based learning

  Since the beginning of April, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon staff have distributed learning tools to several students throughout its territory. The French-language Catholic school board was able to provide iPad tablets to elementary school students and laptop computers to secondary school students. While families in Greater Sudbury went to board office to collect their learning tools, the Conseil ensured ...

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Ontario Takes Immediate Steps to Further Protect Long-Term Care Residents and Staff During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ontario government is making progress on the implementation of the COVID-19 Action Plan for Protecting Long-Term Care Homes to help stop and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the province’s long-term care homes. The government has introduced more aggressive testing, screening, and surveillance, deployed specialized teams from hospitals, public health and the home care sector, recruited additional frontline staff, and increased ...

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Premier Doug Ford Delivers Easter Greetings

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Easter Sunday: “Today, people across Ontario will celebrate the joyous occasion of Easter. For Christians, Easter Sunday is the holiest day in the Christian calendar and marks the triumphant resurrection of Jesus Christ. For others, the Easter long weekend is a time to celebrate the arrival of spring, spend quality ...

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Premier Doug Ford Delivers Good Friday Reflections

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Good Friday: “Christians across Ontario and around the world today will observe the sacred occasion of Good Friday and look forward with hope to the joy of Easter Sunday. Many of them will spend the day in prayer, fasting, and charitable giving to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. While ...

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Premier Ford Appoints Team to Develop Plan for Post-Pandemic Growth and Prosperity

The Ontario government has launched a new Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee which will focus on getting businesses up and running and people back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. While the government’s primary focus is on combatting the virus, supporting frontline health care workers and providing immediate relief to people and businesses, this new committee will be ...

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Premier Doug Ford Brings Passover Greetings to Ontario’s Jewish Community

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Passover: “This evening at sundown, the Jewish community across Ontario and around the world will begin the eight-day celebration of Passover. Passover commemorates the Exodus and liberation of the Israelites from bondage in ancient Egypt. It is a celebration of freedom, faith, and the tremendous perseverance of ...

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L’Ontario prend de nouvelles mesures pour freiner la propagation de la COVID-19

Le premier ministre Doug Ford et la vice-première ministre et ministre de la Santé, Christine Elliott, ont fait aujourd’hui (16 mars 2020 20h29) la déclaration suivante concernant les mesures importantes prises de manière continue pour empêcher la propagation de la COVID-19 : « Depuis le moment où la COVID-19 est devenue un enjeu de santé publique, nous avons surveillé de près ...

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Ontario Takes Further Action to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Today (March 16, 2020 8:30 P.M.), Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued the following statement about ongoing and extensive efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19: “Since we first learned of COVID-19, Ontario has actively monitored the developing situation and has acted decisively to contain the spread of this new virus to protect ...

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Statement from Premier Doug Ford on the Fatal Plane Crash in Iran

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: “Today, we mourn the 63 Canadians and all of the other passengers and crew of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 who lost their lives suddenly and tragically while flying from Tehran to Kiev. My heart breaks for the families and loved ones of those who died. ...

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