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Rick Hillier said : “We all draw upon those inspirational moments every time we get tired,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:44:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "When they come, we're going to be able to use them all," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "What Pfizer and I believe the federal government have said to us is that yes we have had some short-term shortages, some short-term disruptions to the allocations but we will make up in late Februrary/March what we missed. And therefore, in the first quarter, our Phase one, we will have the same number of vaccines allocated to us that we expected all along and that we've been planning to use," External link

cp24 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "When they come, we're going to be able to use them all," External link

CBC Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to be able to move from the first priority of those in the most vulnerable circumstances — because we will have covered most of them, and vaccinated them — and the health care workers. Then we want to work at the other priorities,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “At the same time we want to look after those, and get vaccinating right away to those who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, some of the radicalized communities, (and) some of the communities around our province where the neighbourhood is rife with COVID-19. We want to get to those populations,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “It’s not ideal, an operation of this size is not going to be and we are not going to apologize for that because we want to vaccinate folks in an incredible hurry,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “What I’m asking is Health Canada have a look at doing that, and saying maybe with the high efficiency that protects you in the first needle, it would be best for the entire population if we went just with a one-shot vaccination program with Moderna,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “What I’m asking is Health Canada have a look at doing that, and saying maybe with the high efficiency that protects you in the first needle, it would be best for the entire population if we went just with a one-shot vaccination program with Moderna,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're going to stop and start for a few weeks yet, because vaccine allocations are still very small," External link

barrie Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We believe we’re actually going to be completed before that, in part, because of the great work of people like right here,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We’re going to beat that challenge date by a few days,” “That’s what our Moderna [vaccine] is reserved to do, and we are going to do all of those 161 homes, that’s a lot of homes to go into prior to the 21st of January” External link

barrie Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "The information is misleading. We're actually going to run out of vaccines," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "One hospital will run out tomorrow, another said to me last night they'll run out by Tuesday and others are saying 'should we slow down?' and the answer is no," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We still do not know when the shipment [of Pfizer vaccines] that was predicted for next week will arrive,” External link

680news Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We still do not know when the shipment [of Pfizer vaccines] that was predicted for next week will arrive,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We are getting the vaccine to those who need it most as quickly as possible,” “Every vaccination has the potential to save a life. Our focus is on getting the vaccines to the most vulnerable, as well as to the outstanding men and women who serve and care for our long-term care residents” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “He stated being on the defense in a war - a war on COVID-19 - is stressful, depressing and tiring,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “This ethical framework is a clear demonstration of our commitment to Ontarians to be transparent,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to go into one or two or three long-term-care homes, we want to do it very carefully,” “We want to vaccinate the residents there using the staff in the homes, where it’s possible, augmenting them where it’s necessary and preparing a playbook from that” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “I’m not asking Health Canada to change the Moderna from a two-shot vaccine to a one-shot vaccine. What I’m asking is Health Canada have a look at doing that,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” “We can’t vaccinate people any faster than we can if we don’t have the vaccines to do it” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to go into one or two or three long-term-care homes, we want to do it very carefully,” “We want to vaccinate the residents there using the staff in the homes, where it’s possible, augmenting them where it’s necessary and preparing a playbook from that” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “You know we realized early on that our mission was a marathon, not just a sprint and we had to be ready for longer term,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “As of this moment, we do not have the Moderna vaccine in our hands in Ontario, but we expect it in the next 24 hours,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “I would speak to the First Nations here and just say be assured that those people in the long-term care homes or retirement homes that are First Nations are going to be looked after as part of this priority also,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We are preparing now to do that and that’s what we want to do very early in January,” “We want to do that in Phase One in the North, if you will. I think it is 31 communities that you can fly into only. And then look at how we roll across the northern part of Ontario with a continuation of that program and ensure that we get to as many people as possible in those communities that have survived largely because they have isolated themselves from the outside world” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One, we hope to have vaccinated over a million health-care workers and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario. We can’t do it any faster. We don’t have the vaccines coming to us any faster,” “if we did, we would use them more quickly” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” “We can’t vaccinate people any faster than we can if we don’t have the vaccines to do it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “We will not take any more days off until we win this war against Covid-19,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our mission is a marathon, not a sprint,” External link

cknw Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will be working straight through, we will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

cknw Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our mission is a marathon, not a sprint,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will be working straight through, we will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're going to keep our eye to make sure that the second dose for those individuals is on our … horizon," "We know that it's coming and if it's not, we'll just slow down a little bit so we do have that second dose" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The Moderna is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into the long-term care homes," "We may receive some more flexibility on the Pfizer vaccine in the weeks to come, but we don't know that for sure" External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I don't know what numbers will come to Ontario to start with, and indeed when they will come after the Moderna vaccine is approved. Yes, vaccines will come to Ottawa without question, and I'm not going to talk amounts here because we still don't know what's coming, when exactly," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The Moderna is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into the long-term care homes," "We may receive some more flexibility on the Pfizer vaccine in the weeks to come, but we don't know that for sure" External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I don't know what numbers will come to Ontario to start with, and indeed when they will come after the Moderna vaccine is approved. Yes, vaccines will come to Ottawa without question, and I'm not going to talk amounts here because we still don't know what's coming, when exactly," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We used Ottawa as a distribution centre and a first vaccination site because we wanted to stress the logistic chain of receiving those vaccines, how we handle them and how we set up the clinic," "Obviously now that Ottawa's up and rolling, and they've learned a lot of lessons in the last 24 hours and are doing lots of wonderful, wonderful work up there and helping the rest of the province also learn those lessons, we're not going to shut Ottawa down – it's up and rolling, it's going to continue to roll" External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Ottawa, the region, is not going to be left behind. We got very few doses right now – we had 3,000 doses here in Ottawa, 3,000 in Toronto and that's all that we have right now," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I just visited Ottawa Hospital and saw the incredible team of absolutely dedicated and committed medical professionals out there and the support staff who are running the clinics," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We remain committed that we will be able to vaccinate as fast as supplies arrive to us,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We’re ready to roll when it does arrive,” “I can’t give you a figure of how many people will be vaccinated by the end of the year because we don’t know how many more vaccines are coming to us” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We have made a decision that to have to try and move residents from those long-term care homes to the vaccination site would increase the risk so dramatically that we would not want to do it,” “The Moderna vaccine is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into long-term care homes” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We have made a decision that to have to try and move residents from those long-term care homes to the vaccination site would increase the risk so dramatically that we would not want to do it,” “The Moderna vaccine is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into long-term care homes” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We have heard that the Moderna vaccine is close to being approved, we don’t know when it will be, but we await anxiously for it, and we’re ready to roll when it does arrive,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “The prioritization is those in most vulnerable circumstances and our health care workers. If we total up everybody in those two categories, we have more people, about 1.4 million,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “The Moderna is going to be our first, go-to vaccine to allow us to go into the long-term care homes,” “To try and move residents from those long-term care homes to the vaccination site increases risk so dramatically that we would not want to do it” External link

680news Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're going to roll it out as quickly as possible," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We've asked them to do a bit of a playbook for us and come back later this week and tell us what they did, what went right, what went wrong and what they did to fix it. And then we want to distribute that and talk to all the other sites that are going to get the next doses," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We're all feeling, maybe just a little tiny sigh of relief now… maybe there is hope that we'll get out of this incredible period that we've been through that's been so brutal on everybody,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We're all feeling, maybe just a little tiny sigh of relief now… maybe there is hope that we'll get out of this incredible period that we've been through that's been so brutal on everybody,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier explained : "Tuesday is V-Day, Vaccination Day, and in Toronto and in Ottawa we'll start with a vaccination of 1,500 people from those 3,000 doses and the reason we are doing it that way is to absolutely ensure that we have the second dose," External link

barrie Monday, December 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier explained : "Tuesday is V-Day, Vaccination Day, and in Toronto and in Ottawa we'll start with a vaccination of 1,500 people from those 3,000 doses and the reason we are doing it that way is to absolutely ensure that we have the second dose," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "What we want to do is really learn from this program, learn from the smaller doses, get more in December, learn from that, get through the speed bumps and be ready for the much greater numbers that we'll see in January, February, right through to June, and later summer," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This is a massive program; it's the biggest vaccination program in history. There will be speed bumps, we'll learn from them, and our commitment is on the other side of the bump we'll be better and more efficient than we are on this side of the bump," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "When you leave you'll have a piece of paper saying, 'here is my second appointment to come back,' and so then the individual has a responsibility to come back also," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We want to ensure that anybody that goes in there has received a vaccination so we're laying out our plan now for that in detail. We want to identify people, get them vaccinated so we don't visit a tragedy upon one of those isolated communities accidentally by taking the COVID-19 virus with us," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The first quarter of 2021, we're going to be focused on those in most vulnerable circumstances and the health-care workers," "That's 1.2 million people in Ontario in those categories, and we will not be able to do all of them, even in the first quarter as we see now with the delivery schedules" External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier explained : "Tuesday is V-Day, Vaccination Day, and in Toronto and in Ottawa we'll start with a vaccination of 1,500 people from those 3,000 doses and the reason we are doing it that way is to absolutely ensure that we have the second dose," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "What we want to do is really learn from this program, learn from the smaller doses, get more in December, learn from that, get through the speed bumps and be ready for the much greater numbers that we'll see in January, February, right through to June, and later summer," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This is a massive program; it's the biggest vaccination program in history. There will be speed bumps, we'll learn from them, and our commitment is on the other side of the bump we'll be better and more efficient than we are on this side of the bump," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "When you leave you'll have a piece of paper saying, 'here is my second appointment to come back,' and so then the individual has a responsibility to come back also," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We want to ensure that anybody that goes in there has received a vaccination so we're laying out our plan now for that in detail. We want to identify people, get them vaccinated so we don't visit a tragedy upon one of those isolated communities accidentally by taking the COVID-19 virus with us," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The first quarter of 2021, we're going to be focused on those in most vulnerable circumstances and the health-care workers," "That's 1.2 million people in Ontario in those categories, and we will not be able to do all of them, even in the first quarter as we see now with the delivery schedules" External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply, which is very little at this time, and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive, which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” External link

ctvnews Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply, which is very little at this time, and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive, which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply, which is very little at this time, and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive, which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "test the logistics chain outside of just Toronto," External link

CBC Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “The vaccinations are going to be rolled out in a coordinated fashion, so the teams now are working with the long-term care homes whose health care workers will be getting vaccinated first,” External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will vaccinate some 1,500 people in each site. We will save the second dose for each person for the 21 day period, just to make sure that if the supply does not continue on interrupted, or for any reason there is some kind of stoppage or delay, that vaccination up front is not wasted. And those people will get the second vaccination,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply which is very little at this time and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” “As we move down the road and larger batches of the vaccine arrive and we develop a confidence in the vaccine supply and when it’s going to show up then we would reassess and be prepared,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "It's actually data driven in the extreme; we've walked through this many times in the last days. What we are doing is looking at the long-term care homes that have had COVID-19 so tragically visit upon them, where they've had challenges and tragedies before ….and long-term care homes where the province have had to intervene," External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "As one of the doctors said to me, by doing that alone we will improve the protection of the residents in that long-term care home by 90-plus per cent, because the COVID-19 enters that home through those people," External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “The vaccinations are going to be rolled out in a coordinated fashion, so the teams now are working with the long-term care homes whose health care workers will be getting vaccinated first,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "There's another vaccine that we expect to have very soon also, the Moderna one, which is more mobile and will allow us to actually go directly to those homes, establish a special vaccination site and ensure that the residents can be vaccinated," External link

CBC Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "There are going to be bumps in the road. Things will go wrong," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Obviously, many of the residents in those long-term-care homes or many of the retirement homes, in fact, could not come out and go to a vaccination site,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Every single day we learn something more about the characteristics and the properties of the vaccine and one of things is that the stability data when it's moved is uncertain," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That allows us to do 1.2 million people in Ontario," "We want to get at the most vulnerable population and then get at the health-care workers across Ontario" External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We are making sure that we're ready to execute on Phase 1," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That's when the bulk of the vaccines will start to arrive," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “If that is the case and we don’t know all the details yet we will establish vaccination sites right there (where shipments are received) and people will have to come to the vaccination site as opposed to taking the vaccine into those long-term care homes right away,” “Obviously many of the residents in those long-term care homes could not come out to a vaccination site. So what we will do in that case is have the people working in those long-term care homes come to the vaccination sites. We will vaccinate the people who work there, the personal care workers, the health-care workers, those essential visitors who are also crucial to their care, and that in and of itself will change dramatically the risk to the residents in those long-term care homes” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier conceded : “As soon as we can move the vaccines we want to be able to establish special vaccination sites and go into these long-term care homes and offer the residents the opportunity to have the vaccine. But we may not be able to do it right away,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Every single day we learn something more about the characteristics and the properties of the vaccine and one of things is that the stability data when it's moved is uncertain," "As of right now, we may be restricted somewhat in moving it after we receive it" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That allows us to do 1.2 million people in Ontario," "We want to get at the most vulnerable population and then get at the health-care workers across Ontario" External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We are making sure that we're ready to execute on Phase 1," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That's when the bulk of the vaccines will start to arrive," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “If that is the case and we don’t know all the details yet we will establish vaccination sites right there (where shipments are received) and people will have to come to the vaccination site as opposed to taking the vaccine into those long-term care homes right away,” “Obviously many of the residents in those long-term care homes could not come out to a vaccination site. So what we will do in that case is have the people working in those long-term care homes come to the vaccination sites. We will vaccinate the people who work there, the personal care workers, the health-care workers, those essential visitors who are also crucial to their care, and that in and of itself will change dramatically the risk to the residents in those long-term care homes” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier conceded : “As soon as we can move the vaccines we want to be able to establish special vaccination sites and go into these long-term care homes and offer the residents the opportunity to have the vaccine. But we may not be able to do it right away,” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That allows us to do 1.2 million people in Ontario," "We want to get at the most vulnerable population and then get at the health-care workers across Ontario" External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We are making sure that we're ready to execute on Phase 1," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That's when the bulk of the vaccines will start to arrive," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “It will be quite a few months,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We would all like the vaccine to be here tomorrow and to be 100 per cent effective and for everybody to have it the day after but we know that is not going to occur,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We would all like the vaccine to be here tomorrow and to be 100 per cent effective and for everybody to have it the day after but we know that is not going to occur,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "He is the most incredible leader. I could not praise him enough. I'm so absolutely delighted he's commanding the task force. We're blessed as a nation to have him" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "My reaction was, I'm not looking for a job, I'm not looking for the stress that goes with this kind of appointment," External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said ( about Doug Ford ) : "And I thought about it for some hours after I spoke with Premier Ford, and then thought, you can't sit back, be critical of what's going on around you in many ways, I suppose, be saying I want to get back to a regular life, and then when your premier phones and asks you to be part of an effort to get us back to what we believe is a normal life, you can't say no," "Duty calls is what went through my mind at the end of it" External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're used to operating in an environment where there are a huge number of unknowns" "And we know how to parse through the information, to develop the information and try to determine all that we possibly can to allow us to plan and execute an operation appropriately. We're used to operating in a void," External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I think the Canadian Armed Forces produce leaders that are extraordinary," "We have a program of education and training, of experiencing people, selecting them, and then tying all that together with a mentorship program that is phenomenal," External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our mandate is clear, we will be ready for December 31,” External link

680news Friday, November 27, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "It was my duty to agree to the premier's request to lead the task force in this war to defeat COVID-19," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Having always believed that ‘duty calls,’ the safe, secure and successful delivery of COVID-19 vaccines is a critical mission I’m honoured to accept for the people of Ontario,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our veterans, our fallen soldiers and their families deserve our recognition, and our profound respect, appreciation and pride,” “From today forward, this memorial will be a touchstone for veterans of Afghanistan, their families and the people of Ontario and all of Canada” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We had decided to celebrate our own, except we've never done it," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "My first reaction, honestly, was, 'What an idiot,'" External link

haberler-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Even if you believe those things, I'm not sure why you would make them, or why you would disrespect the service and sacrifice in this spilling of blood and the loss of lives by Canada's sons and daughters who soldiered alongside our American battle brothers and sisters," "Do you send your sons and daughters to make this great sacrifice so far away from home simply because you want to make points with an ally? No, you do not" External link

haberler-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "My first reaction, honestly, was, 'What an idiot,'" External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "Do you send your sons and daughters to make this great sacrifice so far away from home simply because you want to make points with an ally? No, you do not. You do it because it's the right thing to do," External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbon-like piece of bronze ... that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan," "When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan's mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape" External link

thespec Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen," "It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada's sons and daughters" External link

thespec Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbonlike piece of bronze … that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan,” “When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan’s mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 8, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen,” “It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada’s sons and daughters” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 8, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbon-like piece of bronze...that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan," "When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan's mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape" External link

ctvnews Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen," "It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada's sons and daughters" External link

ctvnews Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbon-like piece of bronze...that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan," "When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan's mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape" External link

timescolonist Friday, November 8, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen," "It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada's sons and daughters" External link

timescolonist Friday, November 8, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "He was was just a really good guy, very caring and loving guy," External link

CBC Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:16:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We have made a significant commitment that we are going to remember, we are going to appreciate, and we are going to live our lives in a way that befits their great sacrifice," External link

CBC Saturday, July 2, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We have made a significant commitment that we are going to remember, we are going to appreciate, and we are going to live our lives in a way that befits their great sacrifice," External link

CBC Friday, July 1, 2016 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The sacrifice of so many of Newfoundland and Labrador's sons [on July 1, 2016] at Beaumont-Hamel remains a defining moment for all of us in this great province," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 15, 2016 8:02:00 PM EAT



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Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : "With Phase One of our plan well underway, we're getting ready to expand our vaccine rollout and get more needles into arms as soon as the supply is available," "We now have a well-oiled machine, led by Gen. Hillier, and we are making tremendous progress. We know this second phase will be an even larger logistical undertaking than the first. That's why we're ramping up our capacity on the ground to ensure these vaccines are administered quickly, beginning with the people who need them most" External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We are ready to receive these vaccines as soon as they become available thanks to the excellent work of our health care officials and Gen. Hillier and the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force,” External link

680news Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott added ( about Rick Hillier ) : “As General [Rick] Hillier has said, we expect to receive a very small number of Pfizer vaccines from the federal government the week of December 14,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “Minister of health, Solicitor Jones, and their teams have been working on this for months. When I first met Gen. Hillier he had an opportunity to sit down with those teams and he was amazed by how much work they’ve been doing,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We have medical experts, we have IT experts, we have people that are involved with communications, dealing with logistics in a military manner in addition to Gen. Hillier,” “There’s also a bioethicist who’s joining the group who’s going to help to make decisions about who is going to receive the vaccination after we get through dealing with people in long-term care homes and our frontline healthcare staff” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott added ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners and the experts of our task force led by General [Rick] Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” “That’s why I have asked general Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand. I am confident he will bring the same disciplined leadership and military precision needed to execute one of the largest logistical undertakings our province has ever faced” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We are on the verge of a critical new phase in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, and general Hillier’s track record of leadership and compassion makes him the right person to lead our task force,” “In the meantime, it’s important to keep in mind that a vaccine is still months away, so I’m urging everyone to continue following public health advice in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We need the discipline that only a general can bring to this task,” “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why I have asked General Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand” External link

citynews-ca Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “The fact that we are setting up this task force is a sign that we are making progress in the fight against COVID-19,” “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why I have asked General Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand” External link

680news Monday, November 23, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “The fact that we are setting up this task force is a sign that we are making progress in the fight against COVID-19,” “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why I have asked General Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand” External link

680news Monday, November 23, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

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Rick Hillier said : “We all draw upon those inspirational moments every time we get tired,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:44:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "When they come, we're going to be able to use them all," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "What Pfizer and I believe the federal government have said to us is that yes we have had some short-term shortages, some short-term disruptions to the allocations but we will make up in late Februrary/March what we missed. And therefore, in the first quarter, our Phase one, we will have the same number of vaccines allocated to us that we expected all along and that we've been planning to use," External link

cp24 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "When they come, we're going to be able to use them all," External link

CBC Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to be able to move from the first priority of those in the most vulnerable circumstances — because we will have covered most of them, and vaccinated them — and the health care workers. Then we want to work at the other priorities,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “At the same time we want to look after those, and get vaccinating right away to those who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, some of the radicalized communities, (and) some of the communities around our province where the neighbourhood is rife with COVID-19. We want to get to those populations,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “It’s not ideal, an operation of this size is not going to be and we are not going to apologize for that because we want to vaccinate folks in an incredible hurry,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “What I’m asking is Health Canada have a look at doing that, and saying maybe with the high efficiency that protects you in the first needle, it would be best for the entire population if we went just with a one-shot vaccination program with Moderna,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “What I’m asking is Health Canada have a look at doing that, and saying maybe with the high efficiency that protects you in the first needle, it would be best for the entire population if we went just with a one-shot vaccination program with Moderna,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're going to stop and start for a few weeks yet, because vaccine allocations are still very small," External link

barrie Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We believe we’re actually going to be completed before that, in part, because of the great work of people like right here,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We’re going to beat that challenge date by a few days,” “That’s what our Moderna [vaccine] is reserved to do, and we are going to do all of those 161 homes, that’s a lot of homes to go into prior to the 21st of January” External link

barrie Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "The information is misleading. We're actually going to run out of vaccines," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "One hospital will run out tomorrow, another said to me last night they'll run out by Tuesday and others are saying 'should we slow down?' and the answer is no," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We still do not know when the shipment [of Pfizer vaccines] that was predicted for next week will arrive,” External link

680news Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We still do not know when the shipment [of Pfizer vaccines] that was predicted for next week will arrive,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We are getting the vaccine to those who need it most as quickly as possible,” “Every vaccination has the potential to save a life. Our focus is on getting the vaccines to the most vulnerable, as well as to the outstanding men and women who serve and care for our long-term care residents” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “He stated being on the defense in a war - a war on COVID-19 - is stressful, depressing and tiring,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “This ethical framework is a clear demonstration of our commitment to Ontarians to be transparent,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "I know it's late to ask for a Christmas gift," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to go into one or two or three long-term-care homes, we want to do it very carefully,” “We want to vaccinate the residents there using the staff in the homes, where it’s possible, augmenting them where it’s necessary and preparing a playbook from that” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “I’m not asking Health Canada to change the Moderna from a two-shot vaccine to a one-shot vaccine. What I’m asking is Health Canada have a look at doing that,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” “We can’t vaccinate people any faster than we can if we don’t have the vaccines to do it” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to go into one or two or three long-term-care homes, we want to do it very carefully,” “We want to vaccinate the residents there using the staff in the homes, where it’s possible, augmenting them where it’s necessary and preparing a playbook from that” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “You know we realized early on that our mission was a marathon, not just a sprint and we had to be ready for longer term,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “As of this moment, we do not have the Moderna vaccine in our hands in Ontario, but we expect it in the next 24 hours,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “I would speak to the First Nations here and just say be assured that those people in the long-term care homes or retirement homes that are First Nations are going to be looked after as part of this priority also,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We are preparing now to do that and that’s what we want to do very early in January,” “We want to do that in Phase One in the North, if you will. I think it is 31 communities that you can fly into only. And then look at how we roll across the northern part of Ontario with a continuation of that program and ensure that we get to as many people as possible in those communities that have survived largely because they have isolated themselves from the outside world” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One, we hope to have vaccinated over a million health-care workers and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario. We can’t do it any faster. We don’t have the vaccines coming to us any faster,” “if we did, we would use them more quickly” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” “We can’t vaccinate people any faster than we can if we don’t have the vaccines to do it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “We will not take any more days off until we win this war against Covid-19,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We anticipate that Moderna will arrive tomorrow, and within 48 to 72 hours we will be vaccinating people in several long-term care homes, potentially a retirement home. And again, we'll be composing a playbook as we do that, and learning the lessons…,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “And so by the end of Phase One [end of March], we hope to have vaccinated over a million health care workers, and people in the most vulnerable circumstances here in Ontario,” “We can't do it any faster. We don't have the vaccines coming to us any faster, and if we did we will use them more quickly” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We want to end Phase Two, with the bulk of the population, having had the opportunity to get the vaccine by the end of July,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We heard loudly from people this past 36 to 48 hours, they want it rolling all the time and we are, as of this morning. We have 19 hospitals that are acting as vaccination sites, we will add to that in this coming week, we will be working straight through. We will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our mission is a marathon, not a sprint,” External link

cknw Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will be working straight through, we will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

cknw Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our mission is a marathon, not a sprint,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will be working straight through, we will not take any more days off until we win this war against COVID-19,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're going to keep our eye to make sure that the second dose for those individuals is on our … horizon," "We know that it's coming and if it's not, we'll just slow down a little bit so we do have that second dose" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The Moderna is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into the long-term care homes," "We may receive some more flexibility on the Pfizer vaccine in the weeks to come, but we don't know that for sure" External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I don't know what numbers will come to Ontario to start with, and indeed when they will come after the Moderna vaccine is approved. Yes, vaccines will come to Ottawa without question, and I'm not going to talk amounts here because we still don't know what's coming, when exactly," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The Moderna is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into the long-term care homes," "We may receive some more flexibility on the Pfizer vaccine in the weeks to come, but we don't know that for sure" External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I don't know what numbers will come to Ontario to start with, and indeed when they will come after the Moderna vaccine is approved. Yes, vaccines will come to Ottawa without question, and I'm not going to talk amounts here because we still don't know what's coming, when exactly," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We used Ottawa as a distribution centre and a first vaccination site because we wanted to stress the logistic chain of receiving those vaccines, how we handle them and how we set up the clinic," "Obviously now that Ottawa's up and rolling, and they've learned a lot of lessons in the last 24 hours and are doing lots of wonderful, wonderful work up there and helping the rest of the province also learn those lessons, we're not going to shut Ottawa down – it's up and rolling, it's going to continue to roll" External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Ottawa, the region, is not going to be left behind. We got very few doses right now – we had 3,000 doses here in Ottawa, 3,000 in Toronto and that's all that we have right now," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I just visited Ottawa Hospital and saw the incredible team of absolutely dedicated and committed medical professionals out there and the support staff who are running the clinics," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We remain committed that we will be able to vaccinate as fast as supplies arrive to us,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We’re ready to roll when it does arrive,” “I can’t give you a figure of how many people will be vaccinated by the end of the year because we don’t know how many more vaccines are coming to us” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We have made a decision that to have to try and move residents from those long-term care homes to the vaccination site would increase the risk so dramatically that we would not want to do it,” “The Moderna vaccine is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into long-term care homes” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We have made a decision that to have to try and move residents from those long-term care homes to the vaccination site would increase the risk so dramatically that we would not want to do it,” “The Moderna vaccine is going to be our first go-to vaccine to allow us to go into long-term care homes” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We have heard that the Moderna vaccine is close to being approved, we don’t know when it will be, but we await anxiously for it, and we’re ready to roll when it does arrive,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : “The prioritization is those in most vulnerable circumstances and our health care workers. If we total up everybody in those two categories, we have more people, about 1.4 million,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “The Moderna is going to be our first, go-to vaccine to allow us to go into the long-term care homes,” “To try and move residents from those long-term care homes to the vaccination site increases risk so dramatically that we would not want to do it” External link

680news Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're going to roll it out as quickly as possible," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We've asked them to do a bit of a playbook for us and come back later this week and tell us what they did, what went right, what went wrong and what they did to fix it. And then we want to distribute that and talk to all the other sites that are going to get the next doses," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We're all feeling, maybe just a little tiny sigh of relief now… maybe there is hope that we'll get out of this incredible period that we've been through that's been so brutal on everybody,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We're all feeling, maybe just a little tiny sigh of relief now… maybe there is hope that we'll get out of this incredible period that we've been through that's been so brutal on everybody,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier explained : "Tuesday is V-Day, Vaccination Day, and in Toronto and in Ottawa we'll start with a vaccination of 1,500 people from those 3,000 doses and the reason we are doing it that way is to absolutely ensure that we have the second dose," External link

barrie Monday, December 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier explained : "Tuesday is V-Day, Vaccination Day, and in Toronto and in Ottawa we'll start with a vaccination of 1,500 people from those 3,000 doses and the reason we are doing it that way is to absolutely ensure that we have the second dose," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "What we want to do is really learn from this program, learn from the smaller doses, get more in December, learn from that, get through the speed bumps and be ready for the much greater numbers that we'll see in January, February, right through to June, and later summer," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This is a massive program; it's the biggest vaccination program in history. There will be speed bumps, we'll learn from them, and our commitment is on the other side of the bump we'll be better and more efficient than we are on this side of the bump," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "When you leave you'll have a piece of paper saying, 'here is my second appointment to come back,' and so then the individual has a responsibility to come back also," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We want to ensure that anybody that goes in there has received a vaccination so we're laying out our plan now for that in detail. We want to identify people, get them vaccinated so we don't visit a tragedy upon one of those isolated communities accidentally by taking the COVID-19 virus with us," External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The first quarter of 2021, we're going to be focused on those in most vulnerable circumstances and the health-care workers," "That's 1.2 million people in Ontario in those categories, and we will not be able to do all of them, even in the first quarter as we see now with the delivery schedules" External link

barrie Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier explained : "Tuesday is V-Day, Vaccination Day, and in Toronto and in Ottawa we'll start with a vaccination of 1,500 people from those 3,000 doses and the reason we are doing it that way is to absolutely ensure that we have the second dose," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "What we want to do is really learn from this program, learn from the smaller doses, get more in December, learn from that, get through the speed bumps and be ready for the much greater numbers that we'll see in January, February, right through to June, and later summer," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This is a massive program; it's the biggest vaccination program in history. There will be speed bumps, we'll learn from them, and our commitment is on the other side of the bump we'll be better and more efficient than we are on this side of the bump," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "When you leave you'll have a piece of paper saying, 'here is my second appointment to come back,' and so then the individual has a responsibility to come back also," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We want to ensure that anybody that goes in there has received a vaccination so we're laying out our plan now for that in detail. We want to identify people, get them vaccinated so we don't visit a tragedy upon one of those isolated communities accidentally by taking the COVID-19 virus with us," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The first quarter of 2021, we're going to be focused on those in most vulnerable circumstances and the health-care workers," "That's 1.2 million people in Ontario in those categories, and we will not be able to do all of them, even in the first quarter as we see now with the delivery schedules" External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply, which is very little at this time, and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive, which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” External link

ctvnews Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply, which is very little at this time, and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive, which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply, which is very little at this time, and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive, which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "test the logistics chain outside of just Toronto," External link

CBC Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “The vaccinations are going to be rolled out in a coordinated fashion, so the teams now are working with the long-term care homes whose health care workers will be getting vaccinated first,” External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We will vaccinate some 1,500 people in each site. We will save the second dose for each person for the 21 day period, just to make sure that if the supply does not continue on interrupted, or for any reason there is some kind of stoppage or delay, that vaccination up front is not wasted. And those people will get the second vaccination,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Given the sort of information flow and what we know about the supply which is very little at this time and the dates for when the next vaccine would arrive which is zero, and those kinds of things, we decided it is better to err on the side of caution in the smaller case,” “As we move down the road and larger batches of the vaccine arrive and we develop a confidence in the vaccine supply and when it’s going to show up then we would reassess and be prepared,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "It's actually data driven in the extreme; we've walked through this many times in the last days. What we are doing is looking at the long-term care homes that have had COVID-19 so tragically visit upon them, where they've had challenges and tragedies before ….and long-term care homes where the province have had to intervene," External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "As one of the doctors said to me, by doing that alone we will improve the protection of the residents in that long-term care home by 90-plus per cent, because the COVID-19 enters that home through those people," External link

barrie Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “The vaccinations are going to be rolled out in a coordinated fashion, so the teams now are working with the long-term care homes whose health care workers will be getting vaccinated first,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "There's another vaccine that we expect to have very soon also, the Moderna one, which is more mobile and will allow us to actually go directly to those homes, establish a special vaccination site and ensure that the residents can be vaccinated," External link

CBC Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "There are going to be bumps in the road. Things will go wrong," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Obviously, many of the residents in those long-term-care homes or many of the retirement homes, in fact, could not come out and go to a vaccination site,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Every single day we learn something more about the characteristics and the properties of the vaccine and one of things is that the stability data when it's moved is uncertain," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That allows us to do 1.2 million people in Ontario," "We want to get at the most vulnerable population and then get at the health-care workers across Ontario" External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We are making sure that we're ready to execute on Phase 1," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That's when the bulk of the vaccines will start to arrive," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “If that is the case and we don’t know all the details yet we will establish vaccination sites right there (where shipments are received) and people will have to come to the vaccination site as opposed to taking the vaccine into those long-term care homes right away,” “Obviously many of the residents in those long-term care homes could not come out to a vaccination site. So what we will do in that case is have the people working in those long-term care homes come to the vaccination sites. We will vaccinate the people who work there, the personal care workers, the health-care workers, those essential visitors who are also crucial to their care, and that in and of itself will change dramatically the risk to the residents in those long-term care homes” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier conceded : “As soon as we can move the vaccines we want to be able to establish special vaccination sites and go into these long-term care homes and offer the residents the opportunity to have the vaccine. But we may not be able to do it right away,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Every single day we learn something more about the characteristics and the properties of the vaccine and one of things is that the stability data when it's moved is uncertain," "As of right now, we may be restricted somewhat in moving it after we receive it" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That allows us to do 1.2 million people in Ontario," "We want to get at the most vulnerable population and then get at the health-care workers across Ontario" External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We are making sure that we're ready to execute on Phase 1," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That's when the bulk of the vaccines will start to arrive," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “If that is the case and we don’t know all the details yet we will establish vaccination sites right there (where shipments are received) and people will have to come to the vaccination site as opposed to taking the vaccine into those long-term care homes right away,” “Obviously many of the residents in those long-term care homes could not come out to a vaccination site. So what we will do in that case is have the people working in those long-term care homes come to the vaccination sites. We will vaccinate the people who work there, the personal care workers, the health-care workers, those essential visitors who are also crucial to their care, and that in and of itself will change dramatically the risk to the residents in those long-term care homes” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier conceded : “As soon as we can move the vaccines we want to be able to establish special vaccination sites and go into these long-term care homes and offer the residents the opportunity to have the vaccine. But we may not be able to do it right away,” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That allows us to do 1.2 million people in Ontario," "We want to get at the most vulnerable population and then get at the health-care workers across Ontario" External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We are making sure that we're ready to execute on Phase 1," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "That's when the bulk of the vaccines will start to arrive," External link

barrie Monday, December 7, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “It will be quite a few months,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We would all like the vaccine to be here tomorrow and to be 100 per cent effective and for everybody to have it the day after but we know that is not going to occur,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We would all like the vaccine to be here tomorrow and to be 100 per cent effective and for everybody to have it the day after but we know that is not going to occur,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “We don’t control when the vaccines arrive to us and when they’re approved by Canada. So we wait to hear that,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "He is the most incredible leader. I could not praise him enough. I'm so absolutely delighted he's commanding the task force. We're blessed as a nation to have him" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "My reaction was, I'm not looking for a job, I'm not looking for the stress that goes with this kind of appointment," External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said ( about Doug Ford ) : "And I thought about it for some hours after I spoke with Premier Ford, and then thought, you can't sit back, be critical of what's going on around you in many ways, I suppose, be saying I want to get back to a regular life, and then when your premier phones and asks you to be part of an effort to get us back to what we believe is a normal life, you can't say no," "Duty calls is what went through my mind at the end of it" External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We're used to operating in an environment where there are a huge number of unknowns" "And we know how to parse through the information, to develop the information and try to determine all that we possibly can to allow us to plan and execute an operation appropriately. We're used to operating in a void," External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I think the Canadian Armed Forces produce leaders that are extraordinary," "We have a program of education and training, of experiencing people, selecting them, and then tying all that together with a mentorship program that is phenomenal," External link

CBC Monday, November 30, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our mandate is clear, we will be ready for December 31,” External link

680news Friday, November 27, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "It was my duty to agree to the premier's request to lead the task force in this war to defeat COVID-19," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Having always believed that ‘duty calls,’ the safe, secure and successful delivery of COVID-19 vaccines is a critical mission I’m honoured to accept for the people of Ontario,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “Our veterans, our fallen soldiers and their families deserve our recognition, and our profound respect, appreciation and pride,” “From today forward, this memorial will be a touchstone for veterans of Afghanistan, their families and the people of Ontario and all of Canada” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We had decided to celebrate our own, except we've never done it," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "My first reaction, honestly, was, 'What an idiot,'" External link

haberler-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "Even if you believe those things, I'm not sure why you would make them, or why you would disrespect the service and sacrifice in this spilling of blood and the loss of lives by Canada's sons and daughters who soldiered alongside our American battle brothers and sisters," "Do you send your sons and daughters to make this great sacrifice so far away from home simply because you want to make points with an ally? No, you do not" External link

haberler-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "My first reaction, honestly, was, 'What an idiot,'" External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier told : "Do you send your sons and daughters to make this great sacrifice so far away from home simply because you want to make points with an ally? No, you do not. You do it because it's the right thing to do," External link

CBC Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbon-like piece of bronze ... that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan," "When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan's mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape" External link

thespec Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen," "It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada's sons and daughters" External link

thespec Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbonlike piece of bronze … that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan,” “When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan’s mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 8, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : “I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen,” “It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada’s sons and daughters” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 8, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbon-like piece of bronze...that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan," "When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan's mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape" External link

ctvnews Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen," "It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada's sons and daughters" External link

ctvnews Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "This pattern of leaves will lead people to a ribbon-like piece of bronze...that will bend and fold into seven vertical elements, and each one of those seven elements represents one of the stages of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan," "When viewed from the north of the memorial, the shape of the bronze will resemble the silhouette of Afghanistan's mountainous landscape and any soldier, airman, airwoman or sailor, whoever served there, will remember that landscape" External link

timescolonist Friday, November 8, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "I truly believe the design will touch every veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as the families of those veterans and the families of our fallen," "It will stand forever, I believe, as a place where visitors can remember the sacrifices of those that died during the conflict, Canada's sons and daughters" External link

timescolonist Friday, November 8, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "He was was just a really good guy, very caring and loving guy," External link

CBC Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:16:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We have made a significant commitment that we are going to remember, we are going to appreciate, and we are going to live our lives in a way that befits their great sacrifice," External link

CBC Saturday, July 2, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "We have made a significant commitment that we are going to remember, we are going to appreciate, and we are going to live our lives in a way that befits their great sacrifice," External link

CBC Friday, July 1, 2016 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rick Hillier said : "The sacrifice of so many of Newfoundland and Labrador's sons [on July 1, 2016] at Beaumont-Hamel remains a defining moment for all of us in this great province," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 15, 2016 8:02:00 PM EAT



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chief6.00%EN08/30/201630/08/2016
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Rick HillierFR22.64%
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Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : "With Phase One of our plan well underway, we're getting ready to expand our vaccine rollout and get more needles into arms as soon as the supply is available," "We now have a well-oiled machine, led by Gen. Hillier, and we are making tremendous progress. We know this second phase will be an even larger logistical undertaking than the first. That's why we're ramping up our capacity on the ground to ensure these vaccines are administered quickly, beginning with the people who need them most" External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We are ready to receive these vaccines as soon as they become available thanks to the excellent work of our health care officials and Gen. Hillier and the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force,” External link

680news Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott added ( about Rick Hillier ) : “As General [Rick] Hillier has said, we expect to receive a very small number of Pfizer vaccines from the federal government the week of December 14,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “Minister of health, Solicitor Jones, and their teams have been working on this for months. When I first met Gen. Hillier he had an opportunity to sit down with those teams and he was amazed by how much work they’ve been doing,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We have medical experts, we have IT experts, we have people that are involved with communications, dealing with logistics in a military manner in addition to Gen. Hillier,” “There’s also a bioethicist who’s joining the group who’s going to help to make decisions about who is going to receive the vaccination after we get through dealing with people in long-term care homes and our frontline healthcare staff” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners, and the experts of our task force, led by General Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Christine Elliott added ( about Rick Hillier ) : “By working with these industry leaders, our federal and provincial partners and the experts of our task force led by General [Rick] Hillier, I am confident that we will have one of the best rollout plans in the country,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” “That’s why I have asked general Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand. I am confident he will bring the same disciplined leadership and military precision needed to execute one of the largest logistical undertakings our province has ever faced” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Christine Elliott said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We are on the verge of a critical new phase in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, and general Hillier’s track record of leadership and compassion makes him the right person to lead our task force,” “In the meantime, it’s important to keep in mind that a vaccine is still months away, so I’m urging everyone to continue following public health advice in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “We need the discipline that only a general can bring to this task,” “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why I have asked General Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand” External link

citynews-ca Monday, November 23, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “The fact that we are setting up this task force is a sign that we are making progress in the fight against COVID-19,” “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why I have asked General Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand” External link

680news Monday, November 23, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Doug Ford said ( about Rick Hillier ) : “The fact that we are setting up this task force is a sign that we are making progress in the fight against COVID-19,” “We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why I have asked General Hillier to lead this effort, because we need the best of the best for the monumental task at hand” External link

680news Monday, November 23, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT