June 5th, 2020

Horwath: Ford’s refusal to back paid sick days is callous and puts Ontarians at risk

QUEEN’S PARK - NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath has issued a statement after Doug Ford once again refused to support paid sick days that are critical to protect workers and keep Ontarians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:

“Workers always deserved paid sick days, and Ford’s attempt to deny this simple public health and human decency measure is horrible. He’s forcing people to make the choice between going in to work when they’re unwell and symptomatic, or being short on the rent or mortgage. That’s not only callous, but could spread COVID-19 and contribute to the second wave of the virus in Ontario.”