Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

The government needs to stop the blame game and finally give Ottawa its fair share of vaccines: Harden

Published on June 18, 2021

OTTAWA – MPP Joel Harden released the following statement after the government went on the attack against the City of Ottawa instead of owning up to its own refusal to provide the city with enough vaccines during this third wave: 

“Doug Ford needs to quit playing the blame game and deliver Ottawa’s fair share of COVID-19 vaccine doses. His own government has admitted that the City of Ottawa is not receiving its per capita share of vaccines. But instead of working to correct this shortfall, Ford’s ministers are making misleading statements about the City of Ottawa’s vaccine distribution, despite Ford himself previously telling the mayor that he would “go to bat” for additional doses.  

People are sick and tired of the Ford government’s excuses as they struggle to navigate a complicated booking system and compete for too few appointments. It’s time for Doug Ford to stop pointing fingers and take responsibility for this mess that he’s created. He can start by ensuring Ottawa gets its fair share of vaccines now.”