Whereas, workers in Ontario have been asked to stay home when sick but many do not have the financial means to do so;
Whereas, working parents need job protected leave to care for children who are sent home from school and daycare;
Whereas, allowing workers to stay home when ill will help prevent the spread of COVID 19;
Whereas, paid sick days are not a luxury but a necessity for the safety and well being of workers and our communities, and should exist even without the risks of a pandemic.190 signatures
THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to provide workers with 10 permanent sick days (7 of which are paid) without the requirement for doctors’ notes, and an additional 14 paid sick days during an infectious disease emergency, so they can follow public health advice and keep our workplaces and our communities safe.
No one should be forced out of their home in the middle of the pandemic.
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of having a safe, secure place to call home.
Right now thousands of tenants are unable to pay their rent and are about to be evicted. Many have nowhere to go. They are on the verge of becoming homeless - in winter, in the middle of the pandemic.
Lives are at risk.
On February 16th my bill to Stop to COVID evictions will be debated in the legislature.
We need the Provincial government to take action on this important issue and pass the bill as soon as possible.
Help us organize to Stop COVID evictions:
1. Call and email the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Ask them to stop COVID evictions.
Premier Doug Ford
Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
2. Tell your friends and family to contact their local MPP and ask them to put pressure on the Premier to sign an emergency order to ban COVID evictions today.
3. Sign the petition below to call on the provincial government to reinstate the moratorium on evictions and prohibit evictions for the nonpayment of rent for the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.746 signatures
WHEREAS renters across Ontario are currently having a hard time paying rent and other bills, especially if they have lost their income during the Covid-19 pandemic;
WHEREAS rent across Ontario is already too high and many families are barely managing to live month-to-month; shelters in communities across Ontario are full and with homelessness already a crisis;
WHEREAS the rights of tenants are already limited, and the Ontario Landlord & Tenant Board is expediting eviction hearings without consideration to the public health consequence of pushing tenants out of their homes in the middle of pandemic;
That, in the opinion of this House, the provincial government should immediately take additional steps to help protect residential tenants by reinstating the temporary moratorium on residential evictions until Ontario has entered a post-pandemic recovery period and by prohibiting evictions for nonpayment of rent for the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.