Aug 25, 2020
By Christine Ross
Doug Ford is defending a new advertising campaign launched by his government to promote its school reopening plan.
Ford says opposition politicians who have criticized the ads are playing politics and his government is committed to keeping parents informed on back-to-school measures.
Ford didn’t reveal the cost of the campaign, but says media outlets are benefiting from the ads.
The campaign features print ads and radio spots touting the government’s efforts to consult with health and education experts to create their strategy.
Both the opposition New Democrats and Liberals say Ford should be spending the money to hire more teachers and increase physical distancing in schools.