Statement from Steven Del Duca re: COVID-19

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Ontario please visit


TORONTO – Steven Del Duca, Ontario Liberal Party Leader, made the following statement:

Today, the government announced legislation that will protect workers from losing their job due to COVID-19. I think this is the right action to take though I continue to urge the government to provide paid sick leave to workers.

I am encouraged that today’s announcement eliminates sick notes during this crisis. This is a much-needed step and I am happy the government has acted on it.

During this crisis, we must take care of Ontario’s most vulnerable children. Many students depend on school breakfast and lunch programs, I hope a future announcement will announce support for these students. I will continue to raise this in my meetings with government members.

At the next opportunity, I will encourage the government to continue to do what’s needed to support our economy, and in particular to help small and medium-sized businesses – especially those who operate close to the margins.

Ontario owes a deep debt of gratitude to our own healthcare workers and their families. I hope the government will do everything they can to support our healthcare workers as this crisis continues.

I know this is a stressful time for Ontarians. We must do everything we can to be responsible. That includes washing our hands, sneezing into our elbows, not visiting our elderly family, and buying a prudent but not excessive amount of groceries and supplies.


Ottawa Wants In

The Nation’s Capital Deserves a New, Fairer Deal from the Ford Government QUEEN’S PARK – Stephen Blais, MPP for Orléans…

Read More

Ontario Liberals to Cast Ballots for New Leader

TORONTO, ON – On Saturday, November 25, 2023, and Sunday, November 26, 2023, Ontario Liberal Party (OLP) members will cast…

Read More

Conservatives Say ‘No’ to Helping Families in Unambitious Fall Economic Statement

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

Read More