Ontario Chamber Supports Protecting Workers When They Need it MostDecember 8, 2020
(Toronto – December 8, 2020) – Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in response to MPP Peggy Sattler’s Private Member’s Bill, Stay Home If You Are Sick Act, 2020.
“Public health and safety are priorities for us all. Ensuring people, particularly during a pandemic, can afford to stay home, is both the right thing to do and an economical thing to do. When a worker protects themselves, they protect their colleagues and employer and in turn, they safeguard the entire business.
“Businesses, particularly small businesses, simply cannot afford the additional financial responsibility to fund sick leave at this time. We hope to see either the provincial or federal government explore how to implement additional supports for when people need it most.”
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Together with almost 140 member chambers of commerce and boards of trade and our network’s diverse 60,000 members, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is the indispensable partner of business. For more than a century, the OCC has undertaken important research on Ontario’s most pressing policy issues, advocating for solutions that will foster the growth of Ontario businesses and lead to the creation of jobs in the province. Our mission is to convene, align, and advance the interests of our members through principled policy work, value-added business services, and broad engagement to build prosperity for all Ontarians.
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