From the beginning of the pandemic, we acted quickly to make sure Canadians had the support they needed to stay safe and healthy. We introduced measures to support families and businesses, and rapidly procured PPE, medical supplies, and vaccines.
We know there is more to do to keep Canadians safe and finish the fight against COVID-19.
Before the pandemic hit, more than half of workers across Canada had no access to paid sick leave. Canadians deserve safe workplaces and shouldn’t have to choose between their health and paying their bills.
That’s why, if re-elected, we’ll introduce 10 days of paid sick leave for all federally regulated workers, so no one has to make that difficult choice.
We also need to make sure that the places where we work, learn, shop and play are healthy and safe. Better ventilation adds another key layer of defence against COVID-19, so we’ll invest in projects to improve ventilation in our schools and community centres, and create a tax credit to help small businesses improve their ventilation systems.