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Douglas Robert Ford (born November 20, 1964) is a Canadian businessman and politician serving as the 26th premier of Ontario since June 29, 2018. He represents the riding of Etobicoke North. With his brother Randy, Ford co-owns Deco Labels and Tags, a printing business operating in Canada and the United States that was founded by their father, Doug Ford Sr., who served as a Member of Provincial Parliament from 1995 to 1999. Ford was Toronto City Councillor for Ward 2 Etobicoke North from 2010 to 2014 at the same time that his brother, Rob Ford, was Mayor of Toronto. Ford ran for the 2014 Toronto mayoral election, where he placed second behind John Tory. In 2018, Ford won the party leadership election of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party and led the Tories to a majority win in the 2018 Ontario general election.
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Ford says Ontario is experiencing a ‘little spike’ of COVID-19 but it’s manageable

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Doug Ford says the province is in the midst of “a little spike” of COVID-19 but that it is manageable.The COVID-19 hospitalizations reported today in Ontario are up roughly 30 per cent compared to a week ago.The province is reporting 857 people in hospital with the virus today, compared with 655 last Monday.

Ontario COVID update: 857 people in hospital, 168 in intensive care There is also a small increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care — to 168 from 158 a week ago.When asked about the situation today at an unrelated announcement, Ford said the “little spike” was expected and that he will continue to follow the advice of the chief medical officer of health.He says the province has added more acute care beds and now has antiviral pills available, so it is well prepared.“We’ve also built up hospital capacity — 3,100 acute care beds, we’re better prepared,” he said.

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