Trudeau comments on Ontario’s federal benefit top-up for sick leave due to COVID-19

When asked Tuesday about Ontario’s request for the federal government to double sick leave benefits if people need to take time off due to COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said workplaces are the most efficient way to deliver further supports. “We need to work together and provinces need to look at the way to deliver sick leave directly through employers, which the federal government can’t do,” he stated.