Jill Andrew MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Daily Update - April 24th

Here are today’s new developments: 

What we’re working on:

Here are some concerns the NDP is working on, and solutions we’re pushing for:

  • With May 1 just around the corner, the NDP is fighting for an 80% rent subsidy for renters, up to $2,500 a month. People can sign a petition in online in support of that.
  • The NDP is flagging that the new commercial rent support program has massive gaps that leave many businesses out, and is calling on the Ontario government to fill them.  
  • The NDP’s proposal to “Save Main Street” urges the Ford government to provide provincial relief for small and medium-sized businesses; the call has been ignored by the Ford government for weeks.

 Here are some things we’re hearing from our community members:

  • People are raising concerns about the state of long-term care and seniors homes before COVID-19 — a problem the NDP has been raising for years. 
  • Ongoing concerns about small businesses that are failing, with some facing eviction — through no fault of their own — because there is no provincial support in place for expenses like commercial rent.