Before Premiere Doug Ford reversed his decision on playgrounds, Councillor Corey Gardi thought the city should take a look at challenging this part of the new provincial order.
While commenting on a tweet by Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown, he seemed to suggest the city might want to see about opening up playgrounds.
— Corey Gardi (@coreygardi) April 17, 2021
He encouraged Mayor Christian Provenzano to explore if we too could challenge a provincial order.
Sault Police Services has already stated they won’t be randomly stopping people, which is a power that was given to them in the recent set of orders from the province.
Ford, after receiving plenty of backlash, reversed the parks decision earlier this afternoon.
Ontario’s enhanced restrictions were always intended to stop large gatherings where spread can happen.
Our regulations will be amended to allow playgrounds but gatherings outside will still be enforced. Play outside safely. Parents keep your distance & wear masks if you can’t.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) April 17, 2021
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