‘COVID is unfair’: Doug Ford responds to question on business closures

'COVID is unfair': Doug Ford responds to question on business closures 1


Ont. Premier Doug Ford says mandatory closures are part of following scientific recommendations.

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65 Comments on "‘COVID is unfair’: Doug Ford responds to question on business closures"

  1. Everyone is wearing masks. Case numbers are going up, while deaths are minimal. 9 in 24 hours for the entire country. To ruin the livelihoods of millions is nothing more than politicians wanting to rid themselves of any liability. Bill 195 gave Dougie total control.

    • Yup…they are complete cowards

    • Paramjeet Sidhu | October 14, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

      @Hostis Humani Generis 78hc

    • Katherine Jaconello | October 14, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      Here is the plan, apparently, Rick:
      The road map and aim was set out by the PMO and is as follows: – Phase in secondary lock down restrictions on a rolling basis, starting with major metropolitan areas first and expanding outward. Expected by November 2020. – Rush the acquisition of (or construction of) isolation facilities across every province and territory. Expected by December 2020. – Daily new cases of COVID-19 will surge beyond capacity of testing, including increases in COVID related deaths following the same growth curves. Expected by end of November 2020. – Complete and total secondary lock down (much stricter than the first and second rolling phase restrictions). Expected by end of December 2020 – early January 2021 – Reform and expansion of the unemployment program to be transitioned into the universal basic income program. Expected by Q1 2021. – Projected COVID-19 mutation and/or co-infection with secondary virus (referred to as COVID-21) leading to a third wave with much higher mortality rate and higher rate of infection. Expected by February 2021. – Daily new cases of COVID-21 hospitalizations and COVID-19 and COVID-21 related deaths will exceed medical care facilities capacity. Expected Q1 – Q2 2021. – Enhanced lock down restrictions (referred to as Third Lock Down) will be implemented. Full travel restrictions will be imposed (including inter-province and inter-city). Expected Q2 2021. – Transitioning of individuals into the universal basic income program. Expected mid Q2 2021. – Projected supply chain break downs, inventory shortages, large economic instability. Expected late Q2 2021. – Deployment of military personnel into major metropolitan areas as well as all major roadways to establish travel checkpoints. Restrict travel and movement. Provide logistical support to the area. Expected by Q3 2021. Along with that provided road map the Strategic Planning committee was asked to design an effective way of transitioning Canadians to meet a unprecedented economic endeavor. One that would change the face of Canada and forever alter the lives of Canadians. What we were told was that in order to offset what was essentially an economic collapse on an international scale, that the federal government was going to offer Canadians a total debt relief.

    • Apprentice Phil | October 14, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @zahedah80 only 3 out of 5000 schools have closed because of covid. Its not the schools that are the problem

    • Masks cause illness

  2. Ford departs from WHO recommendations to bankrupt as many businesses as possible

  3. Dog Ford.

    At his finest ladies and gentlemen.


  4. terry crossley | October 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM | Reply

    but his business will never shut down

    • Call Me Ishmael | October 14, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

      @Cyric London Not yet they haven’t been laid off. But when the bill comes due for the massive spending the Ford government has done in the face of the huge drop in tax revenue, you can bet there’ll be plenty of civil service firings and public service cutbacks. Along with big tax hikes and increases in user fees.

    • @Cyric London government jobs are unmatched in stability buddy, corporate/private might offer more money but they are not consistent

    • Efficiency Fitness | October 14, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply


    • Ford will get re elected than start laying off govt employees. The govt has too many employees thanks to McGuinty

    • @Efficiency Fitness how many times are you going to say this??? He was arrested in downtown York approximately 17mins ago now!

  5. Steven Van Dyk | October 14, 2020 at 3:54 PM | Reply

    With Yafi’s logic, bars should have been closed decades ago. With this type of facility, supplying alcohol to drivers.

  6. Michael Tigchelaar | October 14, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

    Covid is unfair? Okay let’s make it fair! All government wages cut by at least 20% so they can feel even a small taist of the pain those they shut down feel. Then we can maybe start to handle empty statements like “we are in this together” and “we all need to do our part”. No you are not in it with me! You just make the rules I follow while you pay yourself with my money.

  7. Why not close everything else? LCBO, SCHOOLS, ETC

  8. Remember kids, Doooogie and friends haven’t lost one penny thru all this

    • JohnnyCageRock | October 14, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      @joe lukasik “neiher has an y liberal or public servant pal” You seem to imply that anyone that is liberal leaning politically isn’t losing right now. That is just false. And, I bet you Doug Ford’s investments portfolio has gone down the drain to what it was pre Covid.
      I din’t know Doug Ford still owned a business. That is a clear conflict of interest if it is true.

    • It’s as simple as that? Who has and hasn’t lost? I’m not even a Ford supporter but is such a stupid comment to make.

    • AND…..The planned covid vaccine Dougie will bring out is Not a vaccine…it’s a chemical high tech tracking and tracing tool that will be installed permanently in your body. It will have no influence on any flu. All flu viruses including Covid19 mutate and by the time the vaccine hits the market the vaccine is redundant.

    • Efficiency Fitness | October 14, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply


    • Quite the sell out hes become honestly

  9. wow these shutdowns are so poorly judged. something is up for sure

  10. Ridiculous to close business because of lack of social distance when the TTC is packed full with riders

  11. “We’ll beat this, I promise” famous last words. You better or you might be looking down the barrel of the revolution.

  12. Michael Richardson | October 14, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

    Bet not a single person on stage has had one cent of their income cut!!!

  13. More like the government is corrupt and doesnt care about you

  14. This has nothing to do with science. It’s a medieval belief system of superstition and hysteria.

  15. wait im confused she just said “just because your gym didnt have an outbreak theres no problem” but isnt that exactly how your handling putting regions into lockdowns though

  16. Coyote Industries | October 14, 2020 at 5:45 PM | Reply

    The WHO advised against lockdowns…

  17. Your destroying the province Doug.

  18. it just pains him, yet he’s still getting his paycheck, so all are of other government jerk offs. Everyone notice it was just her opinion, not a bit scientific proof, we are suppose to believe and follow them?

    You aren’t fooling me twice Dougy …. That was the biggest pile of crap I’ve ever heard.

  19. michael donaldson | October 14, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

    What’s unfair is shutting everything down over a fake pandemic

  20. David Giesbrecht | October 14, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

    Covid is fake, a big lie. Its about control not safty.

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