Ford has failed the small businesses of Ontario. Many of Ontario’s local businesses are at risk of not making it to their re-opening day, or beyond. With ongoing lockdown measures we need immediate supports for small businesses and workers now!
This long, painful lockdown is the result of Doug Ford’s poor pandemic choices — not the choices of local business owners. Ford didn't want to spend the money on hotspots, paid sick days, or public health measures.
We need a package to champion local businesses so we can keep workers on the payroll, help businesses make it to their re-opening day, rebuild Ontario’s battered main streets, and help entrepreneurs keep their dreams alive. We're calling for:
- A vastly improved third round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant payments
- A $1,000 tourism and local restaurant tax credit
- Targeted re-opening support for personal care businesses
- Access to forgivable loans