Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin: June 8

Published on June 8, 2020

Here are today’s new developments: 

  • After months of refusing pleas from the business community to ban commercial tenant evictions, Ford backtracked today, a move the Official Opposition emphasized is too late for the many businesses in Ontario that have already gone under and is too restrictive, since it only protects businesses that have a 70 per cent loss in income

Here are some concerns the Official Opposition is working on, and solutions we’re pushing for:

  • The Official Opposition listed some of the many businesses that have gone under in Toronto alone due to the Ford government's refusal to give businesses direct financial support or ban tenant evictions up until now, and reiterated its call for supports through the Official Opposition’s Save Main Street plan.
  • Official Opposition critic for Economic Growth and Job Creation, Catherine Fife, also issued a statement saying that Ford's ban on evictions, which requires a business to have lost 70 per cent of their income, is too restrictive, and will exclude thousands of businesses in crisis.