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<div class="hnews hentry item">[[File:f182.png]] '''<span class="url entry-title">[ The inside story of Doug Ford's COVID-19 climbdowns]</span>''' <span class="updated">April 22, 2021</span>, <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Mike Crawley</span>, <span class="org organization-name">CBC News</span></span>
<span class="entry-content">The decision by Premier [[:Category:Doug Ford|Doug Ford]] and his cabinet to give police arbitrary powers and shut playgrounds across [[:Category:Ontario|Ontario]] was made in a rush and without evidence that the moves would help rein in the third wave of COVID-19, multiple sources tell [[:Category:CBC News|CBC News]].

Various sources close to the government say the decisions came amid panic over the latest modelling for the pandemic and fears that Ford's approval among voters would suffer badly if he was not seen to be taking action.

There's no consensus among [[:Category:Progressive Conservative|Progressive Conservative]] insiders about who's actually responsible for proposing the controversial measures that were approved by cabinet late Friday afternoon, only to be rescinded 24 hours later.</span>
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