Statement from MPP Michael Coteau, Ontario Liberal Party Labour Critic

Yesterday, I asked Doug Ford whether he believed that workers in Ontario deserved
at least two paid sick days per year. He confirmed that his Conservative government
will be “getting rid” of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act , and that two
paid sick days was simply too much.

This Act is about fairness and decency in Ontario. The reforms brought in under the
previous Liberal government were meant to help workers without job security and
allow for more predictable scheduling hours. Premier Ford talks a good game about
standing up for the little guy and the people of Ontario, but his actions tell another

Getting rid of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act will mean less protections for
workers, including the elimination of equal pay for equal work, fairer scheduling rules
including pay for shifts cancelled on short notice, a minimum of three weeks vacation
after five years with the same employer and personal emergency leave for all

I urge people across the province to call their local MPP, to call Doug Ford, and to
tell them that Ontario workers, who have built this province up, deserve fairness and
decent workplace protections.

Doug Ford Must Not Appeal the Court Ruling that Declares his Wage-Capping Bill 124 Unconstitutional

QUEEN’S PARK – John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South and Interim Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, has released the…

Read More

Conservative Government Continues to Undermine our Critical Public Services: MPP Bowman

QUEEN’S PARK – Stephanie Bowman, MPP for Don Valley West and Ontario Liberal Finance critic, has released the following statement…

Read More

Ford Moves to Subvert our Democracy with Bill 39: MPP Blais

QUEEN’S PARK – Stephen Blais, MPP for Orléans and Ontario Liberal Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, has released the…

Read More