Chamber Calls for Strategic Plan and Enhanced SupportsDecember 17, 2021
(Toronto – December 17, 2021) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement:
“Newly imposed restrictions intended to control the spread of the Omicron variant but that also inhibit business activity should be met with targeted relief and proportionate support programs, loan forgiveness, and extensions on payment terms, particularly for small businesses who are still struggling at this time. Provincially, many targeted supports ended months ago, and federally, they have been greatly reduced.
“While we appreciate the rapid rise of Omicron was unexpected as we were all looking forward to Ontario’s reopening, we call on the Government of Ontario to reduce uncertainty in the business community and develop a long-term plan outlining how the province intends to support those impacted by new public health measures. Given the rapidly shifting backdrop, clarity and transparency on specific metrics that inform the government’s decision to impose or ease restrictions are paramount for business confidence and continuity.”
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