December 3, 2020 For Immediate Release
Mississauga Board of Trade Supports Peel Council Motion
On Local Municipal Business Openings Decisions
Mississauga, Ontario — Today, the Region of Peel Council voted in favour of a motion to request that the Peel Medical Officer of Health use local municipality data on COVID-19 related to retail and businesses.
The motion reads, “Therefore be it resolved that the Medical Officer of Health be requested to make Public Health decisions related to retail and businesses based on the health metrics for the individual municipalities of Mississauga, Caledon and Brampton rather than the whole of the Region for a more focused, targeted approach to combatting COVID-19.”
The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) has previously written to the Premier and the Peel Medical Officer of Health asking for this exact approach.
“We are very pleased to see that a strong majority of Peel Council supported this motion,” said David Wojcik, President &CEO, MBOT. “Peel is a large and diverse region and using a region-wide approach on business opening restrictions doesn’t make sense.”
“While this motion is not binding on the Medical Officer of Health, this sends a very important message that data and statistics in local municipalities must be a determining factor in these COVID-19 related public health decisions,” Mr. Wojcik concluded.
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