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CP NewsAlert: David Williams out as top medical health officer; Kieran Moore gets job

TORONTO — Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is set to be replaced.

The province says Dr. David Williams is being replaced by Dr. Kieran Moore.

Moore is currently the chief medical officer of health for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health.

Williams is due to retire on June 25.

He has been in the forefront of the province’s battle against COVID-19 but has faced ongoing criticism.

Health Minister Christine Elliott thanked him for his service in a statement today.

More to come

The Canadian Press