Too many Canadians do not have proper paid sick leave and that can force them into a dilemma of going to work sick or not having enough money to put food on the table. No one should have to make this kind of choice.
Within 100 days, a re-elected Liberal government will:
- Introduce amendments to the Canada Labour Code to provide 10 days of paid sick leave for all federally regulated workers so that no one has to choose between going to work sick or paying their bills.
- Convene provinces and territories to develop a national action plan to legislate sick leave across the country, while respecting provincial-territorial jurisdiction and the unique needs of small business owners.