Ford pushes for tighter border travel rules, and says he will spare no expense to fix LTC homes

doug Ford April 30

Ontario Premier Doug Ford asked the federal government to tighten border travel to reduce the risk of variants coming into the province.

Ford made the address at his late mother’s home in Etobicoke where he is in isolation after being exposed to the virus.

Ontario is asking the federal government to impose mandatory three-day quarantines in hotels for travellers entering Canada at land crossings.

Ford says if he had the power he would shutdown Pearson airport. 

"As long as you can fly into Buffalo and take a taxi into Ontario, we are not safe." He says he will do anything to keep vaccine-resistant variants out of Ontario.

Travellers arriving at Canada's international airports currently have to stay in a specially designated hotel for three days before completing a 14-day quarantine at home.

The province says there are reports of international travellers booking return flights into nearby American airports, taking a taxi to a United States-Canada land crossing, and walking or driving across the border. 

Ford also commented on long-term care homes as a report on the impact of COVID-19 on Ontario's LTC system is expected to be submitted to the province today by an independent commission.

Ford says he will spare no expense to fix long-term care homes.