Rights for women and marginalized people


Petition: Don’t take away social and economic rights for women and marginalized people

WHEREAS Bill 47 erased many of the legislative gains achieved through Bill 148, the fairer labour laws and working conditions that had a particularly positive impact on women and marginalized people;

WHEREAS statistics show that women, particularly women of colour, are most likely to be employed in precarious work and the Bill 47 amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995 create conditions that lead to a growth in precarious employment while also eliminating protections for millions of Ontario workers;

WHEREAS Bill 66 further erodes women’s and marginalized people’s social and economic rights; and

WHEREAS the Ford government continues to remove, cancel, or freeze funding for other supports, programs, and regulations that would increase women’s equality in the workforce and beyond;

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to, at the very least:

  • REINSTATE paid sick days, the scheduled increase to a $15 minimum wage, legislation to increase pay transparency, regulations that support equal pay for equal work, and all other worker protections gained under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act;
  • REVERSE changes to daycare regulations that allow more children per caregiver;
  • REVERSE the retroactive cuts to funding for the Ontario College of Midwives;
  • REINSTATE funding increases to Sexual Assault Centres;
  • RESTORE the Roundtable on Violence Against Women; and
  • RESTORE the Child and Youth Advocate Commissioner’s office.
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