November 20th, 2020

Ford's tough guy act on price gougers all for show: NDP

TORONTO — The Ontario NDP critic for Consumer Protection Tom Rakocevic made a statement in response to a CBC Marketplace report that not a single charge has been laid in Ontario to crack down on the roughly 30,000 price-gouging complaints:

"Ontarians are being taken advantage of by ruthless price gouging during the pandemic, yet Doug Ford's tough guy act on price gougers was clearly all for show.

In fact, since promising to crack down on gougers, all Ford has done is protect insurance companies taking advantage of people mid-pandemic.

This is one more example of the Ford government hanging regular Ontarians out to dry, while doing favours for corporations instead.”