Their Canadian kindness just got a big shoutout from Trudeau.
Health care workers from Newfoundland and Labrador are on their way to help those on the front lines of Ontario's third wave of COVID-19, following a group of 27 medical professionals that just arrived from New Brunswick.
Nine of them will touch down in the province on Tuesday, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, and one of them is Dr. Allison Furey, the wife of Newfoundland Premier Andrew Furey.
Wheels up for Toronto. Health care workers from Newfoundland and Labrador are now en route to Ontario, where they’r… https://t.co/6paK2hjyOC— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau)1619525814.0
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave the group a shoutout on Twitter, thanking them for stepping up.
This first group of health care professionals will go straight to the University Health Network in downtown Toronto, and a second stream of support will follow, Elliott's office told CBC News.
"We're Canadian and this is a Canadian problem," Furey said on Monday. "COVID knows no boundaries, and we were in a scenario like this, I would hope the rest of the country would come to our assistance as well."
Furey tweeted about the initiative on Tuesday morning, to which Trudeau replied, "thank you to everyone involved in these efforts. You represent the best of who we are, and we're so grateful for everything you're doing."