MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
December 1st | 2020
Special Podcast
Federal Economic Update Analysis
Brad Butt
VP and Government Relations
Mississauga Board of Trade
This Week's Poll Question
Do you feel confident about the Federal government’s
Fall Economic Statement?
Please Select Your Answer
I’m supportive of their decisions
Confident but concerned
I have zero confidence in our government
Time will tell
A weekly update on the world of business and politics.

Stories we covered this week:

  • Two-Way All Day Go on Milton Line
  • Mayor Crombie Vs Big Box Stores
  • No More Changing Your Clocks
  • COVID-19 Vaccine in Canada Update
Government of Canada Releases Fall Economic Statement 2020
Government of Canada Releases Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020. This plan will continue to protect Canadians’ health, jobs and the economy.
Government of Canada announces extension of travel restrictions
The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced that Canada will extend the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all travelers seeking entry into Canada from a country other than the US, until January 21, 2021.
MEDIA RELEASE: Mississauga Board of Trade Welcomes Federal Fall Economic Statement with Concern
Ontario Plans for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Ontario Collaborates with Industry Experts to Plan the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
The Ontario government is collaborating with leaders and experts in a wide variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, health care and logistics, to develop a plan for the safe and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.
Ontario Welcomes New Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement
The UK has been an essential trading partner for Ontario for generations, accounting for $19.6 billion CDN in two-way trade in 2019 alone and making the UK Ontario’s second biggest export market. We encourage the timely ratification of the new agreement to ensure that essential trade relationships are not disrupted, and businesses are not impacted.
Mississauga Board of Trade Waives Membership Fees for Mississauga’s Hospitality Sector
Send a Message to Queen’s Park!
The Mississauga Board of Trade and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce are looking for your insight on what matters to business amidst the pandemic. The interactive results from the first round are LIVE!
This survey will take a deeper dive on business confidence as well as other pressing issues. Tell us how confident you are in Ontario’s economy and recovery, and what your organization’s outlook is for 2021.
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Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Rocco Rossi
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Business Confidence Update

Podcast Guest:
David Barnsdale
The Barnsdale & Hussain Wealth Management Group - RBC

Corporate Owned Life Insurance
MBOT Upcoming Events
Supporting Local Business;
Essential To Our Economy And Communities
December 10, 1:00 P.M. EST
A discussion on the importance of supporting local business during this critical time in our COVID-19 recovery.
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

Never Change Your Clock Again
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

Global Troubles Drag Canada Down
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What's Happening in Mississauga?
COVID-19 Lockdown – Temporary Lay – Offs for Part-Time employees in non-essential services
Peel Region’s Grey-Lockdown level status has resulted in the closure of City community centres, including pools, fitness centres and arenas and cultural facilities such as the Small Arms Building and Museums of Mississauga, Living Arts Centre and Meadowvale Theatre. All indoor team sport activities, indoor in–person recreation programs including pools, arenas, fitness and culture programs are cancelled.

With these closures, the City of Mississauga has again made the difficult decision to temporarily lay-off approximately 1,100 part-time employees who work at these facilities effective December 7, 2020.
COVID-19 Lockdown: Mississauga Offers Tools and Supports for Local Small Businesses
Guidance for businesses can be found on the City’s website and includes assets such as relevant news and updates for the business community as well as free webinars to help businesses respond to the impacts of COVID-19.
RIC Centre is announcing their first Digital Main Street Community Collaboration Project, delivering augmented reality walking tours for the Streetsville Business Improvement Area (BIA) in Mississauga in time for the holiday season. 
Hurontario Light Rail Update
For any procurement related inquiries, please see the following links:

Additional Resources
Canada Business App
Online Tool Kit Helps Workplaces Build Customized COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched a new customizable tool kit resource to help workplaces across Canada operate safely and prevent the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business Reopening Toolkits
Each toolkit will have everything you’ll need to reopen your business. Access more support for business reopening.
COVID-19 & Getting Back to Work: Smart, Safe, and Supportive
Ontario is heading back to work, but to stop the spread of COVID-19 we need to do it in the right way. This video outlines some high level considerations for employers and employees.
Peel Public Health's Weekly
COVID-19 Epidemiological Update
For More Information or Answers to your Questions
Contact Kelsey Lusk
Digital Asset Manager