The inside story of Doug Ford's COVID-19 climbdowns - 2021-04-22

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F182.png The inside story of Doug Ford's COVID-19 climbdowns April 22, 2021, Mike Crawley, CBC News

The decision by Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet to give police arbitrary powers and shut playgrounds across 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 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 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responsible for proposing the controversial measures that were approved by cabinet late Friday afternoon, only to be rescinded 24 hours later.

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Crawley | title = The inside story of Doug Ford's COVID-19 climbdowns | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-doug-ford-cabinet-police-playgrounds-1.5997381 | work = CBC News | date = April 22, 2021 | accessdate = May 14, 2021 }}