Canada could be creating the conditions for a fourth wave if action isn't taken, according to the premier.
Doug Ford has said that Canada's travel restrictions didn't come quickly enough and he wants more action to be taken right away.
In a statement sent to Narcity on April 24, the premier said that 36 cases of the B.1.617 variant have been identified in Ontario, which is what he was trying to avoid by calling for stricter border measures.
Ford said he's "pleading with the federal government to close the border" and stop all non-essential travel to Canada immediately.
As of April 22, Canada banned flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days because of the increased activity of COVID-19 virus variants in those countries.
However, according to Ford, those new measures were implemented "far too late" and don't do enough to protect Canadians. He said there's a risk of prolonging the third wave or even creating the conditions for a fourth wave if more action isn't taken.