Ford defends decision to attend MPP's wedding

Ford at wedding

Premier Ford was put on the hot seat yesterday for his own personal behaviour after vowing to crack down on large gatherings such as weddings, which he says are partially contributing to the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

Ford says all public health guidelines were followed when he attended an outdoor wedding earlier this summer. 

The premier made the comments at Queen's Park yesterday after being asked by a reporter about confusion over social gatherings and whether the premier was sending conflicting messages to the public.

A number of politicians, including Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, attended Conservative MPP Stan Cho's wedding in August. 

Ford telling reporters"That wedding I went to, Stan Cho's, all the protocols were followed. Every single person in the room had a mask, they got their temperatures taken."

"Anytime I’m with anyone, social gathering, I always make sure we maintain a six-foot distance."

A photo circulating online and obtained by CTV News Toronto, appears to show the premier at the wedding standing while not wearing a mask. 

His office clarified that he was only standing up to "welcome the new couple" but did not leave the table.