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Simone Warner, email@example.com
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Taylor McIntosh, email@example.com
Michelle Lessel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory Scott, email@example.com
Sean Kaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Amanda Usher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Aiken Kearsley, email@example.com
Rachel Brunett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Lee, email@example.com
Jennifer King, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farhad Rahaman, email@example.com
Janice Ariza, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashanti Britton, email@example.com
Lynne Lambert, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Giroux, email@example.com
Linda Kuizenga, firstname.lastname@example.org
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This has been one of the most difficult times our province has ever faced. Recovery from this pandemic will take a strong collective effort – we can do it.
To ensure that our province is well-equipped to face the future, we have to learn from the lessons of past years and vote for political leaders who will build Ontario by focussing on these six core areas:
The Ford government delivered a slap in the face to frontline public sector workers who stepped up and answered the call throughout the pandemic, with laws that restrict their bargaining rights, violate their collective agreements, and circumvent pay equity. They were praised by the government as “heroes” as they passed legislation treating them like zeroes.
Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019, denies public sector workers the ability to negotiate fair wage increases through collective bargaining.
Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, gives the government and employers power to override the collective agreements protecting unionized health care workers.
Bill 106, Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022, allows the government to override collective agreements by giving increases to some classes of workers, and not allowing tribunals or arbitrators to expand those payments to other classes of workers, even if it would be required to achieve pay equity.
These bills unfairly target the majority-women workforce in our health care system who have been saving countless lives; education workers and social services workers who go above and beyond in already low-wage jobs; frontline workers in LCBOs, who are already employed in temporary and casual positions and aren’t guaranteed hours, to name only a few.
For Election 2022, we are voting to repeal all three bills.
All of Ontario witnessed the devastating effects of COVID-19 in our long-term care homes during the pandemic. Long-standing capacity and staffing problems were worsened by the virus, resulting in thousands of deaths in Ontario’s long-term care homes. Residents were four times more likely to die in for-profit homes as in publicly-run homes during the pandemic.
Instead of learning a lesson from this tragedy, the Ford government has doubled down on the privatization of long-term care.
They have given even more public money for new beds to the same for-profit companies who had the worst outbreaks and resident deaths during the pandemic, and they’re selling off valuable public land to private developers to build even more for-profit homes. Ontario’s aging population needs publicly-run, publicly-funded, fully-staffed long-term care homes and beds to meet the growing need for care.
For Election 2022, we are voting to: