WATCH: Ford skips question period as his government votes against paid sick leave | COVID-19 crisis

WATCH: Ford skips question period as his government votes against paid sick leave | COVID-19 crisis 1


The Ontario government voted down a proposal for paid sick days, while Premier Doug Ford didn't show for question period at all and hasn't been seen publicly since Friday.


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35 Comments on "WATCH: Ford skips question period as his government votes against paid sick leave | COVID-19 crisis"

  1. As always
    A giant waste of time
    It’s more entertaining to see how many times they can repeat the same thing with different wording

    • Toronto loves Gandhi! | April 19, 2021 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      Is this just a show? How can they vote on items that require unanimous consent with so few MPPs sitting? Where are the others? Voting online? I don’t hear them.

  2. “We are listening to the experts blah blah blah.” Please just address the substance of the matter – why isn’t the Ford government providing sick paid leave and properly defining “essential” work?

    • Dapper Canuck | April 19, 2021 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      why aren’t WE opening up the nation? is the question

    • Dapper Canuck | April 19, 2021 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      ALL work IS essential comrade

    • Because his big donor supporters are big business owners, developers, PC voters. They promise to boost him for re-election next year, so long as he appeases their self interests. Profit/self interest over Ontarians lives. He did more in wave 1 than in 3, when its needed now the most.

  3. Charles Hurhaus | April 19, 2021 at 3:23 PM | Reply

    Shall the House sit past 6pm? “No”

  4. My friends…………We are allf……………………ked.

  5. jesus christ they both just said the same thing in different ways for 21 minutes. This job seems easy

    • Nature and Physics | April 19, 2021 at 6:41 PM | Reply

      Except when you decide to create a police state. That happens in a private cabinet meeting with a Solicitor General who has a diploma in radio.





    • Nature and Physics | April 19, 2021 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      @Ryan Haynes “Ford re iterated power the police already have”

      Police do not have any power to detain and interrogate an innocent person for being out-of-residence. Being out of your home in Canada is never deemed “reasonable suspicion” either legally or by any other busybody notion.

      ” the federal government has far more power then the provincial ”

      Yeah, the Constitution.

      “Doug’s a conservative so no surprise we hate on him”

      Doug Ford gave the job of Solicitor General to someone who has a diploma in radio and whose resume is assistant to an ex-Harris gang member. She tried to create a state so bad every municipal police force refused the order. Why are you defending and pretending?

    • @Nature and Physics at what point did Doug say they can detain you ? They can question you and always have Been able to

    • Nature and Physics | April 19, 2021 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      @Ryan Haynes “at what point did Doug say they can detain you ”

      You really weren’t listening at 4 PM on Friday, April 16, were you. The Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said literally exactly what I described. Detainment and interrogation for being outside your home. You really are that ignorant.

      “They can question you and always have Been able to”

      No. You’re just ignorant. Toronto municipal by-law does not permit police to detain and interrogate someone simply for being outside, nor for the purpose of collecting name and address just to collect that info. The Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms also protect against police harassment of citizenry. You DO know that municipal police forces in Ontario refused outright to comply with Jones’ order, yes?

      Why are you defending this trash?

    • @Nature and Physics he’s probably a conservative who, like conservatives everywhere, is having a hard time facing up to the mountain of evidence that conservatism is a failed governing ideology.

      As for Ford himself, it boggles the mind that anyone could look at him and think he’s competent to run a daycare centre, let alone a province.

    • Nature and Physics | April 19, 2021 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      @Uday Joshi Ford was doing well there for a time, but it seems narcissism won out. I’m shocked to learn Ontario’s Solicitor General has no background in law or anything to with civics. Her orders to police were simply out of nanny-state busybodyism.

      What is it they are trying to ‘conserve’?

  10. Arham Khakwani | April 19, 2021 at 5:40 PM | Reply

    That medical minister seems like a joke.

  11. Shelah Chapman | April 19, 2021 at 5:59 PM | Reply

    Thank you Horvath, for speaking up!


  13. Lol, listening to advice and interpretation must be off. I watched a statement from the advisory committee that openly state that these weren’t their recommendations.

  14. When a PC MPP or their loved one gets covid, severe disease, or dies, thats when they may change course.

  15. Is it just me, or was Christine Elliott just repeating herself but with diff wording every time Andrea Horwath was proving the Ford gov’t wrong…?

  16. Ford’s “Hold my beer” moment

  17. See the Truth | April 19, 2021 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    Ah yes, The Game of Clowns is on.

  18. Tents… have u seen University ave. Tents all over the city

  19. All politicians shall receive the basic cerb payment as their sole income from here on.
    Our public schools shall audit all branches of public government.

  20. “You don’t listen the suggestions from science table”
    “We listen the suggestions from science table”

    On repeat for 21 mins

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