Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

When will Ontario workers have paid sick days?

Published on May 26, 2020

QUEEN'S PARK — "My question is to the Premier. Speaker, yesterday the Prime Minister announced that he was working with the provinces to guarantee 10 days of paid sick leave for all workers in Canada, which is good news to Ontario workers who had their sick leave rolled back after this government came to power. Now that the federal government has recognized the vital importance of paid sick days to allow workers to stay home when they are sick, will this government finally admit that cutting paid sick days was the wrong thing to do and commit to providing 10 days of paid sick leave for all Ontario workers?

This government should realize that workers who can’t afford to take a day off when they are sick are compromising the ability of our province to recover from COVID-19. Speaker, my question is short and simple: When will workers in Ontario be able to access paid sick leave, so they can afford to stay home when they are sick?"