Premier Doug Ford announced that there might be some “positive news” regarding lockdowns and restrictions next week, only one day after he was chastised for breaking his own mask rules.
“We’ll have a good announcement by the end of the week,” Ford said during an interview with Newstalk 580 CFRA.
“We’ll have some positive news. I believe we’re going to make some announcements later this week about going back to other levels of restrictions.”
This news comes after he was caught driving maskless with similarly maskless passengers in his truck to help those stuck after a blizzard struck the GTA and surrounding area.
Imagine ur car being stuck in the snow and doug Ford pulls up with a toys R us shovel to help smh I’m throwing hands https://t.co/lRDISwoLoe
— Pastor Kyle. (@itsqail) January 17, 2022
It’s a good deed in itself. But after two years of near-constant lockdowns, no one cared. They were too busy being angry at Ford for disregarding the very rules he’s forced Ontarians to follow.
In response to this criticism, Ford says he wasn’t wearing a mask out because he’s just so selfless: he gave it to someone else.
“It was a little different circumstance yesterday. Everyone was in desperate need,” he explained. “I threw my mask on the next guy I drove.”
In the short video of him maskless, it’s clear this is not the case. Instead, it’s as the old saying goes, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
— Rob Gill (@vote4robgill) January 17, 2022
Ford was also publicly reprimanded for what appears to be distracted driving, as he recorded himself while driving.
Of course, he had an excuse for this, too.
“My phone is positioned in the car, so I wasn’t driving and carrying it,” he said. “I was looking at the road and going about a mile an hour.”
Moreover, regarding the announcement, it shouldn’t be too surprising Ford may be more open to restoring Ontarians’ freedoms. After all, The Ontario general election is less than six months away, and Ford intends to win.