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Hi since covid-19 my employer wants 50%of the staff to work on stat holidays prior to this i been there for 7 years and i request a stat holiday off last year and was turn can they do this

Yes, your employer is able to schedule you to work on the statutory (public) holiday. Employees in Ontario who work a public holiday are entitled to receive a pay rate of time-and-a-half of their regular wage or a substitute holiday with holiday pay.
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