Ross Romano on Provincewide Lockdown


Yesterday, the Ontario government took extraordinary measures to attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cases have consistently been above 2000 per day for over a week.

MPP Ross Romano made the following statement to SaultOnline:

“The health and safety of Ontario, the North and Sault Ste. Marie is our government’s top priority. I know how difficult a lockdown will be on our businesses, however; we must be committed to doing whatever it takes to keep you and your family safe from this deadly virus.

There is a significant risk of inter-provincial travel, and that people infected unknowingly with COVID-19 will only increase the spread across the province. That is why our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide shutdown to go into effect on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. It is important to note that here in Northern Ontario, this lockdown will last 14 days. The impacts of these time-limited shutdowns will continue to be evaluated throughout the 14 days.

The government recognizes that small businesses impacted by these necessary public health measures will require additional support so they can continue serving their communities and help their employees. That is why the government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to eligible small business owners to help navigate this challenging period.

Everyone here in Sault Ste. Marie have shown admirable community spirit over these last months, and I have never been prouder to be part of this incredible community. We have all made sacrifices for the safety and health of our neighbours and loved ones. That fight is not over. The bottom line is that we will only get out of this if we work together and follow the best scientific and medical advice.

So please, remember to stay home, wash your hands, wear a mask and please don’t gather with individuals outside your household this Christmas and Holiday season.”


  1. BILL ,THIS China Virus has 99.8 survival rate .Majority of the deaths are from people with pre existing conditions I.E. People with diabetes ,heart disease ,lung problems etc.Seniors and those with a weaken immunity.Not to mention all those people who were suppose get operations who died while waiting.Meanwhile the Media ,politicians hyped up the rhetoric spreading fear which was worst than the virus .We had our PM telling us to stay home not go to our camps and cottages.Yet he broke the rules and drove to Harrington Lake Mansion.Why was he not fined like other Canadians?
    THAT because he believes the laws are for everyone else not him.
    Trudeau has an Admiration for Communist China and wants to do Change Canada over to become a Communist state.
    All you people are following Trudeau like sheep.We are headed into a wrong Direction .Communism / Socialism has failed .It failed in Zimbabve,Venezuela,South Africa,Cuba..Once Communism takes hold things Change .All forms of religious worship is banned they go after Muslims,HINDUS,than Christians,they are put in camps.Just like what Trudeau is building now under the guise of Quarantine?Then those Billionaires and celebrities and wealthy people have all their possessions taken away like the rest of us .George Orwell had nothing on this .

  2. The invisible Ross Romano has come out of the woodwork !!!!!.. Been totally absent for the best part of the last year, only shows up when there is a parade he can get in front of.. Kinda like the old NDP member we had here for years.. Actually think I would vote for Ford the next time around, but If I have to vote for Ross to do that, it ain’t gonna happen….

  3. This is nonsense there are No Cases of the China Virus here in the Soo.The. only Virus that we have is fear mongering Health BUREAUCRATS, Fear Mongering Politicians ,Fear mongering Fake Media .Lockdowns are just violations of our Rights and Freedoms by our Tyranical Governments.
    Ignore THE LOCKDOWN!
    MARCH Down Queen St Boxing Day
    Fight for your Freedoms.
    IF we dont we lose Our Rights and Freedoms Under Our CONSTITUTION !

    • Sorry Ron, but anyone that listens to your rants is a bigger nutcase than you are.. Covid is REAL, and is killing people every day all over the world.. The only problem I have about it is that it seems to be taking out the wrong people…

    • I’m not sure, Ron, what the protest march will do. Maybe yourself or someone from the chamber of commerce could suggest to the MPP or Premier that check stops at entry points to the Algoma District might be more effective at stopping travel into Algoma than shuttering our local businesses. The problem isn’t *our* numbers so much as it’s everyone else’s. Check stops could refuse entry to anyone who is not a resident of Algoma for the duration of the lockdown.

      • People in Sault Ste Marie are adding to the problem with their stubbornness of travelling down south and having family from down south travel here.

  4. By this time next year I’ll be dead…Dr. said so. If I want to see my daughter who is living in Barrie for one last Christmas I will. Ford and Romano can suck it.

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