A Message from Gord – November 19, 2020

On Monday, at the Board of Health we discussed the resurgence of COVID-19. While we have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our most vulnerable, cases are increasing.

We voted on several motions to prepare our City with the tools needed to fight through this together.

We called on our federal and provincial governments to provide increased resources and supports for COVID testing, self-isolation facilities and health and social services. We have also urged them to prioritize highly impacted and disadvantaged communities as well as patient care staff when the vaccine becomes available.

I am also deeply concerned with the way the Province has been making decisions in secret and have called upon them to immediately implement a fully transparent process of receiving public health advice as well as making public the advice provided by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Cabinet.

Details on this item are available on our website – http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.HL23.1

Please continue reaching out to my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca to share your thoughts on how to build better, together.