“It all seems unfair”

By Don Redmond

Posted on January 3, 2022 at 1:52 p.m.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is not holding back on new COVID-19 restrictions announced by Premier Doug Ford at 11:30 a.m. today (January 3).

Crombie, who herself was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Christmas Eve, made it clear that while she knew the restrictions were necessary, she also believed, “It all seems unfair. And it’s.”

“I know the people of Mississauges are feeling anxious, tired and disappointed that we are again facing closures and capacity limits,” Crombie tweeted. “Omicron is highly transmissible and the cases are the highest they have ever been. We must focus on solutions and support our most impacted companies.

Crombie said that one thing that helped Mississauga immensely was the fact that 88 percent of the population over the age of 12 was fully immunized.

In the meantime, she calls on the Ontario government to flood “the province with free and accessible rapid test kits”, believing that with the amount provided by the federal government, people should not be forced to pay them in. pharmacies.

She also calls on the province to make “schools as safe as possible by vaccinating as many children aged five to 11 (years), speeding up second doses, reducing class sizes, installing more HEPA filters, by continuing PCR testing and N95 masks for educators and students. . “

As more Mississauga businesses are undoubtedly on the verge of closure given today’s restrictions, Crombie wants assurances that the federal and provincial governments “increase support for small businesses affected by the crisis.” closures and capacity restrictions ”.

Finally, she called on the inhabitants to continue the fight they have been waging for 22 months.

“Do your part to limit the spread by reserving a first, second or booster dose for yourself and limiting indoor, unmasked contact with people outside your household. “

This morning’s full statement from Crombie is below.

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