To say we are in unprecedented times would be a vast understatement. But we know it’s vital to continue our work – especially in this crisis. Andrea Horwath and the Official Opposition are fighting to support everyone impacted by this crisis. Below is a list of actions we need your support on.
Demand Emergency Income Now!
Ontarians need money to pay the bills and get by now – not weeks or months from now. Support $2,000 Emergency Income now.
We Need Rent Subsidies
Renters need assistance to make it to the other side of the crisis without the crushing debt of months of unpaid rent behind them.
Expand Crisis Support Now
Essential workers, seniors, students, and front-line health care workers need our help right now. It's our duty to deliver for them.
Demand COVID-19 Testing Now
Day after day Ontario has failed to meet its own targets for COVID-19 testing, and the people who do manage to get tests are waiting far too long for their results.
Remove Hospital Parking Fees
Paying hospital parking fees should be the last thing hospital workers and patients should worry about – especially during a pandemic.
Support Essential Workers
Ontario’s New Democrats demand the Ford government provide presumptive WSIB coverage for all essential workers whose mental and physical health is affected by COVID-19.
Demand Protection for Workers
Add your name to demand that the government immediately give workers paid sick days and access to the PPE they need to stay safe.
Protect Seniors Now
Seniors have spent their lifetimes helping build our province, now we must ensure they have the support and protections they need during these difficult times.
Fairness For Frontline Workers
Ford’s $4 wage top up is welcome, but it’s weeks late, and still leaves out a lot of essential workers. Tell Ford to expand the list, and make it retroactive to the beginning of the State of Emergency.
Justice in Long-Term Care Now - Demand an Inquiry!
Problems in Long-Term Care started well before the crisis hit. It’s past time to do better for our seniors, both now in response to the crisis, and in the future to prevent this from every happening again. Add your name to get seniors the support they deserve now, and for an inquiry into Ontario’s Long-Term Care system.
We Need Care Home Protections
Every senior in care, every adult living with a disability, and every home care worker is a person who matters, and they deserve better.
COVID-19 Child Care Solutions Now!
Ontario needs to provide emergency funding to help child care centres remain afloat and support parents who help keep our province running. And we need clear protections in place to keep our children and child care workers safe.
Support Small Business
Ontario's economy depends on small and medium-sized businesses, we must support these businesses during this global pandemic.
Protect ODSP Income
Add your name to demand the government amend ODSP deductions to work within this pandemic.
Protect The Homeless From COVID-19 Now!
We have the power and ability to prevent senseless tragedy. Add your name to support immediate action.
No Evictions In A Crisis
While the province has called for a moratorium on evictions during this crisis, and have halted enforcement of evictions, some landlords haven’t got the message and are still intimidating tenants.
Save the Church & Wellesley Village!
Business-owners in the Church & Wellesley Village need immediate help to ensure their doors can open again once it is safe. Add your name to demand the government support small businesses in the Church & Wellesley Village!
Demand Emergency Help for First Nations Communities
Ontario’s First Nations do not have the medical supplies and basic resources required to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Add your name to demand emergency help now.
Stop Northern Gas Price Gouging
Northern Ontario people have been victims of price gouging at the gas pumps for years. Now, more than ever we must ensure that people are not taken advantage of and price gouging at the pumps STOPS immediately.
Demand Paid Sick Leave
Ontarians who are sick need to be allowed to stay home without losing their wages or jobs.
Demand a 50% cut to auto-insurance for all
Add your name now and support our call for a 50% cut on auto-insurance for all drivers during this crisis.
Declare Public Transport Essential During Crisis
The City of Windsor decided that public transportation is not necessary at this time AND shut down buses, leaving many residents without a way to get to medical appointments, to work or to the grocery store.
Ontario’s Farms Need Urgent Support
Ontario’s farmers are essential to our supply chain and they need our support. Add your name to demand the government safeguard the food supply chain and protect agricultural and rural economies.