WHEREAS small business owners need to know they’re being protected from COVID-19 – and that their financial well-being is protected, no matter what; and
WHEREAS access to forgivable loans and a vastly improved third round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant payments is needed; and
WHEREAS an appeal process is urgently needed to address any discrepancies in the current Ontario Small Business Support Grant; and
WHEREAS the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women – both when it comes to health, and personal finances, leading experts to dub the recession a she-cession;
We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to: champion local businesses to help workers remain 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.