Doug Nelson, Kenneth Jones join the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Board

BALTIMORE, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) today announced the appointment of two new members of the organization’s Board of Directors who will each help support the nonprofit’s mission to address the social determinants of health and racial equity by ensuring every child, senior and family has access to a healthy home.

“As GHHI continues to meet the ever-changing needs of families and communities amid the challenges brought on by Covid-19, we are excited and extremely grateful that both Doug Nelson and Ken Jones have agreed to lend their talents to our efforts,” said Board Chair Joy Thomas Moore. “Both bring a world of experiences and unconditional commitment to families inequitably burdened by unhealthy homes and the consequences these homes create. The work of GHHI will be greatly enhanced by their contributions.” 

“It is a distinct honor to welcome Ken Jones and

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Doug Ford’s constituency office closed because of COVID-19 outbreak as Ontario reports 896 new cases

An open-door policy at his Albion Road constituency office led to an outbreak of COVID-19 among staff, Premier Doug Ford says.

As first reported on thestar.com, three workers serving residents of Etobicoke North tested positive for the virus, forcing the closure of the office this week to operate virtually.

As Ontario reported 896 new infections and nine more deaths Friday, Ford told his daily briefing that he bucked a trend by allowing people other than staff into the office.

“A lot of MPPs, and I have no problem with that, kept their doors locked. We took a different approach,” added the premier, who was not in the office in the last two weeks and was not exposed.

“We kept them open. So we had a few visitors come in and that’s where they believe they contracted COVID…they’re doing OK, that’s the most important thing.”

The cases were confirmed by Toronto

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Doug Ford on the defensive after Conservative MPP goes maskless

One of Premier Doug Ford’s MPPs took it on the chin for not wearing a mask and Halton Region is staying clear of threatened new COVID-19 restrictions after cases across the province surged almost one-third on the weekend.

Ford was on the defensive, facing questions as to whether a letter-writing campaign by Halton politicians — including his own members — influenced his decision while critics called for discipline against Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff over a controversial picture on social media.

“We don’t base it on letters,” Ford maintained in regard to keeping Halton out of modified Stage 2 restrictions like those faced in Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa with indoor dining, gyms and theatres shuttered.

Oosterhoff, the youngest member of the legislature, attracted attention for posting a shot of himself with about 40 people not physically distanced or wearing masks.

That sparked demands he be fired as parliamentary assistant

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