QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says it’s time to fight to save Ontario from COVID-19 by stopping Doug Ford’s plan for a police state instead of public health action.
“Our hospitals and intensive care units are over run. People are dying and Doug Ford chose carding, not paid sick days. He chose a police state instead of vaccines for essential workers. He’s shutting down playgrounds instead of shutting down non-essential warehouses and factories,” said Horwath.
“We need public health action. Not a police state.”
Horwath’s Official Opposition will meet this weekend to lay out legislative plans to stop the carding and check stops Doug Ford has planned, and instead get paid sick days, a shutdown of non-essential businesses, vaccines sent to hotspots, and financial help for workers and businesses in place urgently.
Horwath will call on all MPPs of all party stripes to join her.
“I am thinking of the people laying in crowded hospital hallways, struggling to breathe. I’m listening to Black, Indigenous and racialized people, who know carding will target them, because it always has. I am listening to businesses that will be destroyed while Ford allows the virus to rage on. I hear you. I see you. And together, we’ll fight for you,” said Horwath.