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Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister Hardeman related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario

Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister Hardeman related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario


Statement

Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister Hardeman related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario

March 14, 2020

TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, issued the following statement related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario:
"The health and well-being of the people of Ontario is our government's number one priority. Ontarians can be confident that our food supply is robust and that our distribution system will continue to operate and remain responsive to the needs of Ontarians. Rest assured, we have plenty of food that will continue to reach grocery stores on a regular basis.

Our food supply chain is one of the strongest in the world and our government remains committed to ensuring Ontarians can access healthy and nutritious Ontario-produced foods.

Please practice normal grocery buying habits and rest assured that our grocery production and supply chain will continue to provide Ontarians with the food we enjoy each and every day."
 
CONTACTS
Hayley Chazan
Minister’s Office, Press Secretary, Ministry of Health
416 726-9941

David Jensen
Communications Branch, Ministry of Health
416 314-6197

Avi Yufest
Minister’s Office, Director of Communications, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Media
416-326-3067

Christa Roettele
Communications Branch, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Media
519-826-3145
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
http://www.ontario.ca/omafra