Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the first act by the Liberal-NDP coalition to communicate to Canadians that they don’t need to show up to work:

“Right now, millions of Canadians don’t have the option to do their job from home. They show up day in and day out to keep our supply chains moving, to teach our children, ensure our hospitals continue running, and ensure we have food on the dinner table.

“They have to show up for work. And yet, the first act of the Liberal-NDP coalition after 63 days of not working is to shut down a permanent return to work. They are advocating for special treatment and accommodations that the average Canadian doesn’t have.

“We’ve seen how Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh are happy to show up to in-person international conferences to further their own political agendas. But when it comes to facing tough questions in Parliament about the soaring cost of living, suddenly they need to be elsewhere.

“Millions of working Canadians don’t have the option of not going in to work tomorrow, and neither should the Liberal-NDP coalition.

“Canada’s Conservatives are the only party fighting to protect Canada’s economy to tackle the rising cost of living, to protect our communities, and to protect Canadian workers. We will be the voice for the millions of Canadians left behind in Justin Trudeau’s economy.”