Judith Monteith‑Farrell MPP, Thunder Bay–Atikokan

Government of Ontario

Monteith-Farrell calls on Ford for more vaccines, child care support and more for Thunder Bay

Published on April 1, 2021

QUEEN’S PARK – During Thunder Bay’s lockdown, Doug Ford needs to take action to help Thunder Bay with things like the shortage of child care and vaccines, said MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay – Atikokan) during question period Thursday.

“Currently there are only two emergency child care centres open for essential and front line workers,” said Monteith-Farrell. “What is this government doing to help the families of these essential front line workers get the child care they need?”

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Thunder Bay has led to the suspension of in-class learning.

Thunder Bay was shortchanged when it comes to vaccines, Monteith-Farrell said Thursday that means people who want to take their vaccines and qualify are forced to go without.

“Hundreds of my constituents are very upset that they can’t get a vaccine,” said Monteith-Farrell. “They watch while appointments go unfilled in some regions, while people who qualify now for a shot in Thunder Bay-Atikokan are begging for their shot.

"I’m calling on Doug Ford to stop leaving Thunder Bay behind, and start taking care of our community.

“What is the clear transparent plan to get vaccines in Thunder Bay?”