Ontario: Doug Ford refuses to demote caucus member photographed maskless - 2020-10-27

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F345.png Ontario: Doug Ford refuses to demote caucus member photographed maskless October 27, 2020, Leyland Cecco, The Guardian

Ontario's premier, Doug Ford, has come under fire for refusing to demote a scofflaw member of his caucus who was photographed without a mask at a large indoor gathering – even as the regional government pleads with residents to follow public health rules during the pandemic.

Sam Oosterhoff, a parliamentary assistant to the province's education minister, posted pictures online this weekend of a large group gathered in a banquet hall. None of the nearly 40 attendees were seen wearing masks or practicing physical distancing.

The photographs – and the evidence of a flagrant breach of the provincial government's public health messaging – prompted outrage. Oosterhoff subsequently deleted the post and apologized for not wearing a mask. He also told reporters the event was in a region of Ontario where gatherings of up to 50 people indoors are still permitted. But health officials require masks and physical distancing while inside.

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{{cite news | first = Leyland | last = Cecco | title = Ontario: Doug Ford refuses to demote caucus member photographed maskless | url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/27/doug-ford-ontario-caucus-member-photographed-indoors-mask | work = The Guardian | date = October 27, 2020 | accessdate = October 30, 2020 }}