Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath wants more paid sick days, testing and an expanded vaccine certificate program to include places like LCBO's and cannabis shops.
The Ontario NDP wants to see vaccine passports at LCBO's and Cannabis shops.
Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath says in order to reopen safely we need paid sick days for all, restored access to COVID testing, and an expansion of the vaccine certificate program to include places like LCBOs and cannabis shops.
"We all want the cycle of shutdowns and re-openings to stop. We also desperately need non-emergency surgeries to resume. That’s why any reopening now must come with other protection measures. I want at least 10 permanent paid sick days for all, so people with COVID symptoms can always afford to stay home and avoid infecting others. I am calling for access to COVID testing to be restored. And I'm calling for vaccine passports to be required in non-essential retail, LCBOs and cannabis stores."
Horwath said she’s troubled by the lack of information being released.
"For people whose surgery has been cancelled more than once, and for parents, teachers and education workers it’s frustrating not knowing what data this decision is based on, and shocking that there is no plan to help them."
Horwath was responding to the Premier's announcement reopening plan, that was announced this morning.