- Aggressive testing and contact tracing
- Responsible public health measures
- PPE for all workers who need it
- Urgent assistance for long-term care homes
- Rent and income relief for people and small businesses
- Additional help for the most vulnerable
This crisis has reminded us what really matters: clean air, the health of loved ones, and a safe place to call home. The recovery from COVID-19 should put Ontario on a better path - one that cares for elders, respects workers and protects the planet.
Let’s restart our economy with a Basic Income Guarantee so that no one falls through the cracks or is left behind when emergency strikes. Let's reshape our neighbourhoods with more public transit, bike lanes and park space while creating thousands of green jobs to fight climate change.
Making a difference during COVID-19
Mike worked hard to secure the following changes to help people through the pandemic.
Reopening Community Gardens
We led the charge to exempt community gardens from closure and deem them an essential food service. With our advocacy they were permitted to open with physical distancing measures.
Saving Small Businesses from Eviction
For months, we called on the government to ban commercial evictions so that restaurants, cafes, and barbershops could survive the temporary shutdown. In June, they finally listened.
Restoring Environmental Protections
Environmental oversight was partially suspended during COVID-19. After we raised the alarm and demanded an explanation, the government restored the normal decision-making process.
Restarting Essential Surgeries
Mike’s advocacy helped get answers for thousands of people whose essential medical procedures were put on hold. Following his letter to the Health Minister, a plan was released to resume these surgeries.
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