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COVID-19
We’re all in this together

In unprecedented times, political differences must be put aside to keep people safe. Mike Schreiner and Ontario Greens want urgent and united action against COVID-19.

Our Priorities.

  • Funding for urgent health care supplies
  • Emergency income payments for every household
  • Financial assistance for small businesses
  • Protection for renters
  • Childcare for essential workers
  • Support for First Nations, shelters and food banks

Read Mike’s letter to Ontarians

Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario

Mike Schreiner at Queen’s Park

As Ontario’s Green MPP, Mike Schreiner has been working across party lines to ensure timely action on the COVID-19 pandemic.

He voted with all parties to pass emergency legislation, but pressured the Conservative government to go further on paid sick leave and protections for renters, small businesses and nonprofits.

Basic Income Guarantee

People need money to keep food on the table. The best solution is direct payments for everyone, without any bureaucracy.

Our Basic Income plan made sense before the pandemic. It makes even more sense now.

  • $1800 per adult,
  • $2500 per household

Read Mike's opinion article in Toronto Star

Pull Together. Stay Apart.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself and others is to stay home.
Follow these other tips:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Contact your physician or public health unit if you have symptoms

More info at ontario.ca/covid19

Provincial help for individuals

Supports made available by the province include:

  • $200 payment per child under 12
  • Double the income payment for low-income seniors
  • Off-peak electricity pricing for 45 days
  • Childcare for essential workers
  • Up to $200 for Ontario Works and ODSP recipients

Learn more

Federal help for individuals

Supports made available by Ottawa include:

  • $2000 per month for those with lost earnings, until August
  • Extra $300 per child for the Canada Child Benefit
  • One-time payment up to $600 for people with disabilities and seniors
  • Special GST credit payment
  • 6-month grace period on student loan payments
  • Up to 6-month mortgage deferrals

Learn more