Steven Del Duca, Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, issued the following statement and video earlier today:
“Hundreds of thousands of essential workers, going into work during a fierce third wave of COVID-19, were abandoned by Doug Ford when he failed to deliver on paid sick leave yesterday. Failing to take this small, but meaningful step is beyond incompetent – it amounts to negligence.
Doug Ford says he understands the catastrophic situation in Ontario’s ICUs, but he isn’t doing everything in his power to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Instead, he’s letting his backwards, anti-worker ideological views seep into the province’s response to a global pandemic.
Ontario Liberals will keep fighting to get workers the paid sick leave they deserve. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s an absolute necessity in the fight against COVID-19.”
Yesterday, @fordnation said calls for paid sick leave are “playing politics.”
— Steven Del Duca (@StevenDelDuca) April 8, 2021