Just as Ontario Premier Doug Ford was outlining the latest stay-at-home order from the Ontario government, CUPE Ontario (Canadian Union of Public Employees) said the announcement was a demonstration of Ontario’s “deep political failure” during the pandemic.

In a hard-hitting news release, CUPE said any stay-at-home order must include some sort of legislated effort at paid sick days.

“Ontarians are tired of the seesaw. Let’s get off this cycle of opening, then closing, and finally do what’s needed to beat COVID-19 once and for all,” said Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario.

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