For immediate release January 3, 2022
Mississauga Board of Trade Reacts to New Business Restrictions
(Mississauga, ON – January 3, 2022) – The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) is concerned over today’s announcement about new business restrictions and mandated closures by the Government of Ontario.
“We share the Ontario Chamber of Commerce views that although health and safety measures should always be paramount, the announcement today without a plan to support businesses and workers affected is really unacceptable,” said Trevor McPherson, President & CEO, MBOT.
Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement:
“We recognize that public health and a healthy economy are intrinsically linked, however, sweeping new restrictions – impacting employers, workers, and families – unaccompanied by immediate and commensurate supports is unacceptable nearly two years into the pandemic.”
“We need a comprehensive plan that ties restrictions to clear, data-based metrics so that employers, workers, and families can plan ahead. “
“We are all are doing our part. Now, government needs to do their part. What additional steps does the government plan to take to over the next 21 days and beyond?”
“Newly imposed public health measures intended to control the spread of the Omicron variant should always be met with immediate, commensurate and targeted relief, particularly for small businesses, many of whom cannot afford any further reduction in revenue.”
About the Mississauga Board of Trade
Since being established in 1961, MBOT has played an important leadership role serving and representing the interests of business of all sizes and sectors in our community.
Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city and third largest in Ontario – with a population of over 700,000 residents and more than 50,000 businesses employing over 440,000 people, including 60 Fortune 500 Canadian headquarters. Mississauga is where successful companies choose to do business. MBOT’s large, diverse and active membership has made us one of the most vibrant business associations in Canada.
As the “Voice of Business” we advocate on policy issues that impact local business at all levels of government and are influential in helping to shape policy decisions. MBOT also offers a wide variety of valuable business services and professional development programs, networking events and marketing opportunities, to help business grow, prosper, and get connected.
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