Speaking to reporters on Thursday afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford described the job losses in his province as a “punch in the gut” and “unthinkable” after it was announced earlier in the day that the province had lost 400,000 jobs in a single month as part of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ford earlier had outlined the slate of economic relief being offered by his government so far to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Doug Ford also explained that his outburst Wednesday regarding the lack of COVID-19 testing in Ontario was not directed at any one individual or entity, but rather his frustrations with “the system” overall.
Ontario Minister of Finance Rod Phillips told reporters on Thursday that he had spoken recently with representatives of the auto insurance industry to convey the message that the government expects the industry to adjust their prices in light of the “unprecedented” situation presented by COVID-19/
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