Daily Update
March 23, 2020
Supporting Business
Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All
Non-Essential Workplaces to Fight Spread of COVID-19
To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government will order the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. A full list of businesses that are permitted to stay open will be released tomorrow.
MBOT Calls on Region of Peel to Defer Payment of Utility Bills
In a letter to Region of Peel Chair, Nando Iannicca, The Mississauga Board of Trade calls upon the Region defer payment for utility bills for business and residents
Federal News
House of Commons is being recalled on Tuesday March 23, 2020 to
pass into legislation $82B COVID-19 aid package
New Government Website Removes Barriers for Companies to Provide Essential Goods and Services
The Ontario Government is launching  Ontario Together , a new website that will help businesses and their employees work with the province to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
City of Mississauga News
City Council approves FREE transit and parking
and defers property taxes for business & residents.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Update
The Canadian Chamber’s role within the Team Canada response to COVID-19 has led to greater public interest in its consultations. As a result, the Canadian Chamber will provide regular updates to that effect.
Region of Peel Health
Number of COVID-19 cases now at 38 as of March 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM
How Is Metrolinx Protecting Passengers & Staff?
Many people depend on public transit and one of the busiest in the province is the Go Transit system. How’s it holding up and how are they protecting passengers and front line staff. To help us with the conversation is Anne Marie Aikens. Anne Marie is the Manager of Strategic Communications at Metrolinx
Has your business suffered a loss of sales due to COVID-19
We are about the same - no loss in business
Our sales have increased
Our sales are down between 1 and 25%
Our sales are down between 26 and 50%
Our sales are down between 51 and 100%
FREE COVID-19 Webinar for Business
March 25th @ 12PM (EDT)
The spread of COVID-19 poses important challenges to Canadian businesses. With the situation constantly evolving, you need to be prepared for any disruptions. Join BDC experts as they share short-term economic perspectives and advice on how to manage through the crisis.
For More Information or Answers to Your Questions
Contact Brad Butt
Vice-President of Government & Stakeholder Relations