Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the global COVID-19 pandemic and other shared priorities.
The Prime Minister and Premier spoke about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, additional public health measures announced by the provincial government last week, and plans going forward to keep people safe and healthy and help stop the spread of the virus and its variants.
They agreed on the importance of continuing close federal-provincial collaboration on the vaccine rollout, and both supported maintaining a Team Canada approach to protect the health and safety of Canadians. The two leaders also discussed the existing programs available to help businesses and workers who need support, and committed to continue working closely together to support them throughout the pandemic.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford also spoke about the 2021 federal Budget, which will be presented on April 19, as well as jobs, public transit, green investments, and child care. They agreed to continue working together on these and other issues of importance to both governments.