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Oct 15, 2021

Great to have Sabrina Nanji at the Queen's Park Observer join this week's edition of On The Ledge.

The province of Ontario has started rolling out its proof of vaccine QR code initiative. But it won't be implemented until October 22nd. The Ford government says they want to make sure businesses and individuals have enough lead time to load their QR codes before they go into use.

But the overwhelming and, as of yet, unsatisfactorily answered question remains: why didn't the province include restaurants, bars and gyms in the plan to allow for full capacity?

The announcement was a Friday Dump just before the Thanksgiving weekend and there has been no reason given for the discrepancy in the re-opening policy.

The government will only say it wants to move slowly. Meanwhile, restaurant owners are losing their businesses.