Ford closes Ontario schools to in-person learning as COVID-19 spreads ‘like wildfire’

Ford closes Ontario schools to in-person learning as COVID-19 spreads 'like wildfire' 1


Ont. Premier Doug Ford announced that schools in the province would move to online learning only as COVID-19 cases spread 'like wildfire.'

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56 Comments on "Ford closes Ontario schools to in-person learning as COVID-19 spreads ‘like wildfire’"

  1. nice haircut, I predicted this…Kids will be off until sept

    • Mr Hassan Ali Honoolato Inshallah | April 12, 2021 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      😂😂😂😂😂😂 Everyone should get a haircut now. Salons and barbershop must be open

  2. TERRI Graziano | April 12, 2021 at 4:10 PM | Reply

    Where’s the help for seniors who are taking care of their grandchildren? How do we survive ? Both governments have never put much into helping seniors, someone needs to fix this. Those who drive school bus for extra money to make ends meet will know longer have the money that helped the to just get by…😢😠

  3. Blank Space Provided | April 12, 2021 at 4:12 PM | Reply

    “No one wants our kids in schools more than I do.” Doug and Lecce acting like months before the pandemic they weren’t trying to institute mandatory online learning.

  4. the results of continuously making the wrong decisions since the start. we had every chance to keep covid outside of canada but didnt do anything to actually keep it out and in fact we still welcome it into the country just like the new variants

    • You need to wake up they allowed this to happen!!! Doug Ford is bought and owned by bankers. He’s made a lot of money of the lockdowns so why the hell would he care if he destroys your life.

    • seems weird we never cut off international travel, even today there are still flights from all over the world coming in, the places that did it the best were places that stopped the flights,

    • @fourzerotwo that would be racist.

    • Lawell Kiing | April 12, 2021 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @Jeff Ward The Federal gov’t got you Jeff right where they want. They are the ones with jurisdiction on travel. But they got Doug Ford and all the premiers to be the fall guys to get blamed! Trudeau is absolutely brilliant… and they got like a 13% lead over the conservatives. You to to love Canadians, cannot even blame correctly!! 🙂 🙂

    • SPINEWHISPERER | April 12, 2021 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      So you still believe this is about a virus?

  5. Dirk Diggler | April 12, 2021 at 4:18 PM | Reply

    “”My friends…” Im not your friend, buddy!! LOL

  6. This is devastating for mental health of these kids!

    • @Trickius there’s been zero covid deaths linked to schools in Canada, as per the gov. Of canada website.

    • Diplamatik Juan | April 12, 2021 at 7:27 PM | Reply

      ​@Petro Mergut Exactly. The lack of transmission, both between kids and from kid to adult, was shown in multiple studies from all over the world. This is old news yet here we are again.
      It’s almost as if…the government is not following the science….

    • Kick Nrompton | April 12, 2021 at 7:42 PM | Reply

      @Cat Collision shut up bro not everything is a government conspiracy

    • Diplamatik Juan | April 12, 2021 at 7:44 PM | Reply

      @Kick Nrompton Nope, but this definitely is

    • velvet gmblr | April 12, 2021 at 8:43 PM | Reply

      @Special ops
      Ya if your kids are nerds with no friends or social life.

  7. just-five- more-years | April 12, 2021 at 4:25 PM | Reply

    The problem is in F.I.P.A, your government is a risk Canadians won’t tolerate it.

  8. Nothing they say can be taken seriously until they shut down Amazon’s warehouses where hundreds and hundreds of cases have been spread. It’s not essential. Stop ALL incoming flights from outside Canada, ALL OF THEM! Also, stop paying any government employee not working a full week, THAT’S how we would ” be in this all together”.

  9. What a position to put parents in who work fulltime and have to babysit fulltime to. Just disgusting.

  10. Remember when Ford ran on “Open for business” as a campaign slogan? 🤣🤣🤣

  11. WholeTruthNothingBut | April 12, 2021 at 4:50 PM | Reply

    Remember friends we’re all in this together. And it’s not OUR fault. It’s YOURS.
    They don’t even hear themselves anymore. 🙄

    • You are exactly right – they are puppets and until we do something about they will continue the charade – Florida and Texas showing exactly what this is!

  12. Of course… Saw that a mile away. In March we can’t have March break because of community spread but boom when community spread is high March break is on… Just so they can close.

  13. David Trotter | April 12, 2021 at 4:58 PM | Reply

    Yes Doug, another big outbreak of PCR tests

  14. Cornell Custom Trains | April 12, 2021 at 5:04 PM | Reply

    Resign Mr. EDUCATION Minister. You don’t have children, you were never an educator, and you look to of just graduated yourself.

    • F1 Speedfreak | April 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM | Reply

      I feel that way about every Liberal Federal Minister Even more! But I’m sure you also feel the same, right? Health minister is graphic artist, finance minister is journalist, in fact many are journalists or talk show hosts like shameful Shamus, I can go on and on and on…… pathetic! Really, you don’t need to have kids in school to know that the school system is broken and extremely greedy due to the union.

    • Well go to school get the virus 🦠. Be thankful you have a government trying to protect you. Try working in the front lines like I have for over. A year. See how you feel

  15. heba elnaggar | April 12, 2021 at 5:06 PM | Reply

    How long before teachers realize their job is being digitalized, they will end up on universal basic income alongside low income workers?! The job of the teacher is the easiest to move online, it already has, if I were a teacher, I’ll be fighting to go back to work!

    • Did you arrive at this opinion due to your vast experience in the educational system?

      Teachers want to be with their students. Just because you can easily move a job online, that does not mean it can be done effectively.

      Please keep your uninformed opinions to yourself.

  16. Derek Ouellette | April 12, 2021 at 5:17 PM | Reply

    “My friend. Nobody wants your kids in school more than me.” Moms. Moms want their kids in school more than you. 😂😂😂

  17. William-Bernard Boucher | April 12, 2021 at 5:25 PM | Reply

    I like how they never take the blame for anything. Its always the peoples fault and they will never look back and admit what they did wrong

  18. As long as Doug Ford is getting richer from this thing, it will never end. Take his business away. Funnel all profits from Deco Labels to the public. Cut the salaries of public officials to CERB levels. Things will change then!

  19. It mentioned that Boston Children’s Hospital had reported a 47% increase “in kids needing to be hospitalized for suicidal ideation or attempts,” between July and October 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

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