STRATEGY PANEL: ONTARIO PREMIER FORD DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AMID THREAT OF COVID-19 MARCH 17 2020

Libby Znaimer is joined by John Capobianco,Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard HighRoad, Karen Stintz, Former Toronto City Councillor and current CEO of Variety Village, as well as Charles Bird, Managing Principal of Earnscliffe Strategy Group in Toronto.

Today we are taking all guests on the line. In the news: Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency for the province amid the ongoing threat of Covid-19. “We’re facing an unprecedented time in our history,” he said. He made it clear that this is not a provincial shutdown. Gatherings of more than 50 people will not be allowed and dine-in restaurants and bars will undergo a mandated closure. Ford also announced that the province has prepared a $300-million emergency relief package to combat the threat.

At the federal level, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced, yesterday, that Canada will be closing its borders to most non-Canadian citizens and urged Canadians, currently abroad, to come home.

Libby and strategists discuss the way that all levels of Canadian government are handling this national health threat and more.


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