Mississauga Mayor relieved restrictions will be lifted on her city’s small businesses

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Published October 16, 2021 at 3:25 pm

Colour Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie relieved as word has leaked out from Queen’s Park that the province will be relaxing COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential businesses, such as restaurants, bars and gym/fitness centres.

“I’m encouraged that Premier Doug Ford said today (October 15) that he will release a plan next week  on when restrictions on small businesses will be lifted,” said Crombie.

As the mayor of Canada’s sixth-largest city, she has heard plenty of complaints from local merchants and is fervently hoping the playing field will finally become level for her small businesses.

“I do, however, understand why many business owners are frustrated right now. They want clarity and they want fairness.”

Businesses were up in arms on October 8 when the Ford government opened full capacity for all sporting venues in the province. Given that angst, Crombie is urging Ford to announce any changes quickly.

“I’m asking that the Ontario Government release its plan for small businesses as soon as possible.”

As well, she’d like Mississauga’s small business to have a heads-up on changes. “I also strongly encourage the Ontario Government to release these details well in advance of when restrictions are lifted, to give businesses time to prepare.”

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