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‘I got a little personal,’ Doug Ford says of suggestion Indigenous MPP jumped vaccine queue

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COVID-19 vaccine.Ford said he called NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa, who represents the riding of Kiiwetinoong, and apologized but wants people to remember that “we’re from two separate political parties.”“A lot of stuff goes on in the legislature.

Sometimes it gets personal. I apologize that I got a little personal there,” Ford said. Ontario premier apologizes to Indigenous MPP after queue-jumping claim amid calls for public apology “My job is to defend our party, defend my minister when he’s not there.”Ford came under fire on Thursday for suggesting Indigenous chiefs were upset Mamakwa flew into a remote community to receive his vaccine.Mamakwa disputed Ford’s claim the same day, saying it was community elders who invited him to take the vaccine.

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