Province confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases today

Katie Ramirez
September 10, 2020

The premier rejected any provincewide measure to reduce bar hours or the size of public gatherings, noting about half of all public health units reported no new cases.

The decision rests with the mayor of each city, said Ford at the briefing. He knows he has the authority to do it.

Speaking to reporters today Ford was asked if he would consider taking Ontario back, "To say that I am going to close the whole province, that's unacceptable". If they feel comfortable in doing it, God bless them.

He will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, to make the announcement.

Key priorities like health care, economic recovery and infrastructure renewal were all up for discussion as Premier Doug Ford met with his Quebecois counterpart, François Legault, at the Ontario-Québec Summit on Wednesday.

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Ford says he is concerned because it is hard to say where the province's virus case count will be by the end of October.

Ford says Ontario police checks have uncovered 622 quarantine order scofflaws and is frustrated about the lack of federal charges.

Ford said he would like the federal government to review enforcement of its quarantine rules. In Northern Ontario there are two known active cases.

But they said they believe a significant increase in the Canada Health Transfer is needed to tackle existing pressures on their respective health-care systems, which have now been exacerbated as a result of the global health crisis.

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