Our News Director Nick Liard had a chance to speak with Premier Doug Ford over the phone this morning to chat all things COVID-19 and what to expect in the North as the province re-opens.

Listen here:

We also added all of the questions if you would like to skip ahead to a specific point.

00:15 – Throughout the re-opening stages were there ever or is there talks about different regulations or restrictions for Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario. With case numbers is there an opportunity to open Northern Ontario before Southern Ontario?

02:05 – Will the hydro rates continue at a lower rate beyond May 31st?

02:53 – What stage of re-opening can we expect direction of when hair salons and barber shops can open?

03:33 – Greater Sudbury as of today has 64 cases, four active cases, is there anything you would like to say to front-line workers, essential workers and just the community as a whole for doing their part in really limiting the spread?

04:42 – How tough of a decision was it to cancel the school year for in person learning?

06:12 – For the next stage is there a plan to increase the amount of people at social gatherings from the current five?

07:28 – The most important question…what is next in “Cooking With Doug”(the premier recently did a cooking video on how to make the famous premier cheesecake)

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