Premier Ford does not budge from Ottawa lockdown, accuses Mayor Watson of taking part in politics


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A spokesperson for Ontario Solicitor Normal Sylvia Jones stated the provincial authorities is taking a look at all choices in the case of stopping the unfold of COVID-19.

“We all know that many Ontarians are able that requires them to journey throughout provincial borders frequently, and the closure of interprovincial borders would have severe impacts,” Stephen Warner stated in an e-mail when requested in regards to the province’s consideration of the Ottawa-Gatineau border.

“We’re asking all Ontarians to remain at dwelling and solely depart when completely crucial, resembling for work, groceries, prescriptions, or medical appointments.”

Ford stated that, primarily based on a dialog he had with somebody within the lodge enterprise, persons are visiting Ottawa.

Steve Ball, president of the Ottawa Gatineau Resort Affiliation, stated the native lodge enterprise normally comes from Ontario and Quebec, however enterprise has been persistently down 80 per cent in the course of the pandemic. There was “a bit little bit of enterprise” final weekend and in the course of the Black Friday weekend within the U.S., he stated.

Ball stated he spoke with a few Ottawa hoteliers on Tuesday. The province’s announcement that Ottawa can be included in a 28-day lockdown has worn out bookings and a few motels minimize jobs due to the misplaced enterprise, he stated.

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