Ontario Chamber Supports 24-hour Truck DeliveryMarch 19, 2020
(Toronto, March 19, 2020) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the Ontario legislature voting to unanimously pass a motion to allow 24-hour truck delivery for essential services to pharmacies and grocery stores.
“We welcome the continued action taken by the Government of Ontario in response to COVID-19 with the passing today of the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020 and the Municipal Emergency Act, 2020.
“Specifically, we are pleased that the Ontario legislature has voted unanimously to allow 24-hour truck delivery to ensure essential goods are being delivered to the public during the COVID-19 crisis. It is simply the right thing to do.
“Public health and safety are priorities for us all and we all need to do our part to support public health efforts to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
“In future, we hope to work with municipalities and the province to find ways to continue this policy beyond the current situation, as its proven to reduce trucks on the road during rush-hour, and results in both fuel savings and GHG emission reductions.
“The OCC continues to take concerns from the business community to all levels of government. We will continue to monitor and assess new developments pertaining to COVID-19 closely and work with our members, partners, and all levels of government to provide support to the province’s business community.”
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