February 18, 2021 For Immediate Release
Mississauga Board of Trade Calls on Province
to Honour Business Re-opening Program
Mississauga, Ontario — Today, the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) is calling on Premier Doug Ford and the Government of Ontario to honour its commitment to re-open regions like Peel on February 22, 2021 and is asking Mississauga’s six MPPs to advocate for this issue.
“Businesses in Mississauga have been closed long enough,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT. “When the announcement was made about re-opening, businesses started to prepare. Delaying this would be a huge knock against small business.”
In recent days the Peel Medical Officer of Health has called upon Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to delay lifting the Stay at Home Order and return regions like Peel to the Grey-lockdown Zone.
“While we have great respect for Dr. Loh and the hard working people in Peel Public Health, we respectfully disagree. Continuing to punish small businesses, especially while COVID numbers are significantly reducing in Mississauga, is completely unfair,” stated Mr. Wojcik.
It is interesting to note that the Medical Officer of Health in York Region – where COVID numbers are very similar to that of Mississauga – is calling for re-opening in the Red Zone.
“Not only do we call on the Premier to re-open Mississauga on February 22nd, we also believe Mississauga can move to the Red Zone to allow more businesses like restaurants and personal care businesses to re-open with very limited capacities,” Mr. Wojcik concluded.
David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT