Doug Ford’s office tight-lipped on use of cellphone data to track quarantine breakers

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Ontario premier Doug Ford’s office is not answering questions about how it acquired cellphone data about the movement patterns of people under quarantine. “Through cell service we can see people are not quarantining, all of them,” Ford said in his Dec. 21 press conference. “At least about 25%, roughly. I don’t care if it’s 10%. These folks are roaming the streets and we’re letting it happen.” Ford was using the numbers to justify calling on the federal government to put stronger border protections in for incoming travellers. When asked to elaborate on the statistic, Ford spokesperson Ivana Yelich said the data specifically pertain to Ontarians who’ve traveled to the United States and returned.