FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2020
Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in response to the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA) for small businesses:
“We applaud both the Canadian and Ontario governments for their leadership to provide rent relief to avoid the mass closure of small and medium-sized enterprises across the province. Speed will be of the essence to get this delivered to those in need quickly.
“This program will help tenants by lowering the rent burden and protecting against evictions, while supporting landlords who also have bills to pay.
“We sincerely appreciate the provincial government implementing a moratorium on evictions as we have heard dismaying stories from across Ontario about businesses being forced to close. I would like to thank Premier Doug Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for their continued leadership during this crisis.”