Chamber: Businesses Looking for a Sustainable ReopeningFebruary 14, 2022
(Toronto – February 14, 2022) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement:
“Lifting COVID-19-related business restrictions sooner than initially planned is positive news for Ontario business and economic recovery. To ensure a sustainable reopening of Ontario’s economy, it is critical the Government of Ontario also has a comprehensive and clear plan so businesses can safely re-open and stay open.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have created an unstable and unpredictable environment for Ontario business. Meanwhile, vulnerabilities such as inflation, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions, have been exacerbated by the global state of emergency. The impact of all of this on business and consumer confidence is reflected in our Ontario Economic Report with only 29% of businesses being confident in Ontario’s economic outlook for 2022.
“The plan to reduce restrictions will only be successful if it is accompanied by the necessary measures to support business predictability, build public confidence and sustain the re-opening.”
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
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Coordinator, Public Affairs, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
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