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MEDIA RELEASE: Mississauga Board of Trade Extremely Disappointed on Move to Grey-Lockdown Level

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For Immediate Release

 

Mississauga Board of Trade Extremely Disappointed

on Move to Grey-Lockdown Level

 

Mississauga, Ontario – March 5, 2021 — Today, the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) expressed its deep disappointment on the Government of Ontario’s decision to place Peel Region in the Grey-lockdown level after the Stay at Home Emergency Order ends on March 8, 2021.

“This announcement is yet another blow to hundreds of businesses in Mississauga that will not be able to re-open for the foreseeable future,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT.  “For some this will be close to four months of a complete shutdown.  The Ontario Government owes these businesses further financial compensation and quite frankly a huge apology.”

While COVID numbers in the City of Mississauga are the lowest in many months and the very businesses who are not contributing to COVID cases has been closed, the Government continues to shutter them.

“We called on Mississauga to be separated from Peel in determining the colour-code framework.  That should have happened today.  We call again on the Province to separate Mississauga out so our businesses can re-open safely,” concluded Mr. Wojcik.

 

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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 close to 800,000 residents and over 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.

 

Media Contact:

David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT

[email protected]

905-273-3527



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