Questions about the adequacy of Ontario’s back-to-school plans keep following Premier Doug Ford around while he insists he and his government will do “everything we can” to keep children safe from COVID-19.
Toronto reported just one new case Tuesday. "We have made tremendous progress that allows us to return to something a little closer to our normal lives this summer, but we are not out of the woods yet," Premier Doug Ford cautioned.
Ontario's auditor general has said the government was not compliant with the law when it passed Bill 197 without consulting the public on environmental changes. Premier Doug Ford responded Tuesday: “I’m going to have to respectfully disagree."
The province’s wait list for young people with autism to access services will not shrink significantly unless the government either spends much more or cuts the level of service it provides, a watchdog warns.
The question of how to deal with education sits at the centre of the province’s reopening dilemma, since anything less than a full return to classes makes it difficult for working parents who have for months been juggling both the working and the parenting.