Guaranteed sick days for workers in Canada

In this week’s The Province, family physicians Dr. Danyaal Raza and Dr. Ryan Meili call for guaranteed sick leave across Canada.

Back in November, we posted about a campaign launched by our health worker colleagues in Ontario calling for paid sick leave and an end to requiring doctor’s notes. At present, the only province in Canada with guaranteed sick leave entitlement in its employment standards legislation is Prince Edward Island (one day of sick leave after five years of continuous employment with the same employer). In their op-ed, Raza and Meili suggest looking to San Francisco as a model for progressive paid sick leave policies.

You can read their op-ed here.

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