'Frustrated' Doug Ford brings in troubleshooter to ramp up Ontario's COVID-19 response - 2020-04-08

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F94.png 'Frustrated' Doug Ford brings in troubleshooter to ramp up Ontario's COVID-19 response April 8, 2020, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

A troubleshooter has been brought in to help Ontario's public health officials manage the COVID-19 pandemic with a "frustrated" Premier Doug Ford going public over concerns the province's testing regime is falling short, the Star has learned.

Sources said former Toronto public health chief Dr. David McKeown came aboard last week to lead a table of experts reviewing and scrutinizing major public health measures to fight the new coronavirus that has infected more than 5,000 Ontarians and killed more than 200.

In a brief interview with the Star on Wednesday, McKeown downplayed the importance of his role, although health sector sources said that's how it was described during an April 2 conference call hosted by the Ministry of Health.

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