Ford is warning against a Victoria Day long weekend free-for-all in cottage country, but the National Post has confirmed that Ford visited his own Muskoka area property over the Easter long weekend.
“Cottage country residents are known for their hospitality and normally they would be welcoming tourists with open arms right now,” Ford said in a Thursday press conference after meeting with cottage country officials and mayors:
“This year, however, they are asking visitors to help them fight the spread of COVID-19 and hold-off travelling to these regions. I know Ontarians are eager to enjoy the great outdoors, but there will be plenty of long weekends to come.”
However, the National Post has confirmed that Doug Ford went up to his own Huntsville cottage to “check on the plumbing.”
Ford had previously cautioned Ontario residents against heading to their own cottages in a pre-Easter weekend statement.
“Please continue practicing social distancing, don’t be travelling up to the cottage. I know it’s tough, I know it’s hard to do, but we’ve come such a long, long way,” Ford said on April 17.
Ford has been under fire from his own supporters for calling people rallying at Queen's Park for the Ontario government to ease coronavirus restrictions “a bunch of yahoos.”
Who's the yahoo now?