QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government announcement regarding vaccine certificates:
“We should already have vaccine certificates in Ontario. But despite the rise of the fourth wave and schools re-opening soon, Doug Ford keeps dragging his feet, playing politics with public health and doing the bare minimum.
Vaccine certificates aren’t coming soon enough for the small businesses that have been struggling without provincial guidance to keep their customers and staff safe. And Mr. Ford is still leaving far too many businesses on their own to make tough decisions. Mr. Ford seems to be more interested in not offending anti-vaxxers than in protecting Ontarians.
The government must work with experts, businesses and communities to address the gaps, and roll out vaccine certificates without delay. As Ontario rolls out vaccine certificates, we will be watching closely to ensure the system is equitable and leaves no one behind.”