Following a call with the prime minister over the weekend, premiers from across the country are responding to Doug Ford’s calls for COVID-19 resource support in Ontario.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that he’d spoken with the leaders of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. about the situation in Ontario.
In a message shared on Sunday, Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin confirmed he’d spoken with the prime minister and Doug Ford following the Ontario leader's plea for vaccines.
He said the Atlantic province was not in a position to reallocate COVID-19 vaccines, but said he’d asked local officials to “consider what resources we are able to provide while continuing to keep Nova Scotians safe.”
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King shared a similar statement, confirming that he’d also asked his teams to “undertake a scan” of their resources to see what could be shared.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey tweeted to say he’d also spoken to Trudeau and said his province had offered to “help Ontario at this difficult time.”
New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs was the only Atlantic province premier not on the call with Trudeau. However, the region has been dealing with its own outbreak of COVID-19 in the Edmundston area.