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What Ontario's 3-day paid sick leave program promises workers

CA, 29 Apr 2021
After Ontario Premier Doug Ford promised “one of the best” paid sick day programs in North America, the government unveiled its highly-anticipated paid sick leave program, promising up to $600 for three days of missed work.

Officials also announced the provincial government program could see a $500 top-up to the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) program conditional on federal approval.

Workers who are sick or are experiencing symptoms, who need to get vaccinated or have COVID-19-related mental health issues will qualify for the benefit.

Travis Dhanraj breaks down the plan and the reaction.

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