I should start by stating that I want to get my flu shot and I hope that Ontarians will as well.
I am someone who lives right here in Toronto. I also spend a lot of time at the federal Parliament on Hill. I know that Toronto is very well insured, but if you don’t take it seriously, you can wind up in the ER.
Your average 20-year-old boy is coming in with a fever, as is everyone these days. We don’t diagnose a flu case in the emergency room, but for things like a 103-degree fever, they want you to get your flu shot. If you need antibiotics to treat that fever, you need to get your flu shot.
I have a young daughter and a wife who use the advice provided by their doctor. They’ve been inoculated a couple of times, but this year, they are not. They want to be careful. I think Ontario is a great place to live if you’re healthy, but if you’re not, the people who keep you healthy have you right here.
For the right reasons, I want them to get their flu shot.
There’s a reason people in Parliament are able to go and look after themselves, regardless of what happened on Bay Street, and on Parliament Hill. The person who is running is the person who takes the responsibility for everything that happens in this society.
So far, we have had no success in securing a meeting with Doug Ford or his minister. It’s clear that he doesn’t care. He had an opportunity to make sure that he looked out for everyone in the province of Ontario.