MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
December 8th | 2020
Upcoming Event
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Virtual Fireside Chat with Ronnie Miller
President and CEO of Roche Canada

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
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A weekly update on the world of business and politics.

Stories we covered this week:

  • Peel Regional Council moves closer to an independent Mississauga for COVID assessment
  • Macrotrends and the next abnormal
  • How to succeed in uncertain times
  • New federal $20K loan available for SMEs
Government expands Canada Emergency Business Account loans
Government expands Canada Emergency Business Account loans
As of December 4, 2020, CEBA loans for eligible businesses will increase from $40,000 to $60,000. Applicants who have received the $40,000 CEBA loan may apply for the $20,000 expansion, which provides eligible businesses with an additional $20,000 in financing. All applicants have until March 31, 2021, to apply for $60,000 CEBA loan or the $20,000 expansion.
Ontario Supports Businesses, Workers and Families during COVID-19
Ontario Supports Businesses, Workers and Families during COVID-19
Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued a statement regarding the monthly employment release by Statistics Canada.
Investing in Ontario’s Tourism Industry During COVID-19
The Ontario government is investing nearly $4.4 million to support the long-term sustainability of the province’s vital tourism industry. This funding will help deliver innovative, safe experiences, like virtual festivals and events, and support tourism operators as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19. 
Ontario Protecting Workers and Employers during COVID-19
The Ontario government introduced the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act, 2020 that would, if passed, protect employers from an unexpected increase in Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums, while maintaining an increase to the maximum earnings cap for worker benefits.
Mississauga Board of Trade Supports Peel Council Motion On Local Municipal Business Openings Decisions
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Councilor Karen Ras
Region of Peel Council

Business Closure Accountability
Podcast Guest:
Jonathan Borrelli

Employers In Peel – Beware!
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

Federal Economic Update Analysis
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

Trade Deal Coles Notes
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What's Happening in Mississauga?
CN Recognized with Prestigious ‘A’ Score for Climate Change
CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change.
Bora Pharmaceuticals Selects Mississauga for its North American Headquarters
Bora Pharmaceuticals, a leading international contract development and manufacturing organization, has selected Mississauga as the location for its first manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in North America.
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
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Upcoming Event
Membership Matters
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
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