June 9th, 2020

Horwath calling for Command Table roster to be released

Ford’s failure to disclose command table members fits a pattern of secrecy: Horwath

HAMILTON - Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement:

"Ontarians deserve to know exactly how Premier Doug Ford is justifying his decisions about Ontario's response to COVID-19. That includes basic information like who is sitting at the ‘command table’ and which scientists and medical doctors are giving him advice on things like the testing strategy, and the re-opening strategy.

Ontarians deserve to know that the command table includes medical experts who are on the ground, working with patients and front-line health care workers, bringing first-hand knowledge back to Queen’s Park.

At his podium Mr. Ford has said Ontarians deserve to know what he knows, but on the ground we see an ongoing lack of transparency. From the secret list of ‘high-risk red’ homes the government won’t release, to the membership of the decision-making command table, Mr. Ford is not being up-front with people.

Ontarians have worked hard and sacrificed in the battle against COVID-19 – they deserve all the facts."