Doug Ford Says Ontario Will Not Provide Paid Sick Leave For Struggling Workers During State of Emergency

Ontario Premier Doug Ford confirmed his government has no plans to introduce paid sick leave for struggling low-wage workers as his province declares its second state of emergency during the pandemic.

Despite calls from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health for the province to introduce 10 paid sick days to curb the spread of COVID-19, Ford suggested workers should make use of a preexisting federal program that provides only $450 per week and expires after just two weeks.

https://pressprogress.ca/doug-ford-says-ontario-will-not-provide-paid-sick-leave-for-struggling-workers-during-state-of-emergency/

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