Toronto, October 7, 2020 - We welcome the Ontario government’s Main Street Recovery Plan announced today. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) grant and permanently allowing restaurants and bars to include alcohol with takeout orders will help some of the province’s smallest and hardest-hit businesses. We have persistently pursued these two measures on behalf of our members and are pleased the government acted on our recommendations.
Only 28 per cent of Ontario’s small- and medium-sized businesses are back to normal revenues, and this number is even lower for the most vulnerable sectors like hospitality, and arts and recreation. Any steps to help businesses increase sales are desperately needed and appreciated.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Ontario government on more financial and regulatory reduction recovery measures to help small businesses get to the other side of COVID-19.
-Julie Kwiecinski, Director of Provincial Affairs, Ontario
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