On May 29, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided an update on the discussion between the federal government and the provinces and territories about providing all workers with 10 days of paid sick leave per year. The measure is intended to help workers with COVID-19 symptoms stay home to reduce the risk of a second wave of cases.
The Prime Minister stated that the provinces had expressed concerns about not adding more costs onto businesses/employers during this period, and offered reassurance that the federal government would take on a large part of the cost for the paid leave.
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