No doubt by now, you’ve all seen the photo of Niagara area MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s large indoor family gathering. The clear violation of social distancing protocols and wilful disobedience for mask wearing. If you were like me you shook your head in disbelief and incredulity.
Then came Premier Doug Ford’s response. That should’ve made you furious with righteous anger. A simple apology was good enough for young Mr. Oosterhoff. No repercussions. No disciplinary actions. No demotions to the back benches from his perch as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education. Nothing. A shrug of the shoulders and a mumbled apology behind closed doors was good enough for old Doug Ford.
This is unacceptable. I am furious at this. Here’s why.