MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
November 17th | 2020
Upcoming Event
Virtual Town Hall

Hon. Greg Rickford
Minister of Energy, Northern Development & Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
This Week's Poll Question
Do you feel like the "Work from Anywhere" will continue to be an emerging trend for years to come?
Please Select Your Answer
Yes, it benefits both sides
No, it is not sustainable
Maybe, still undecided
I don’t believe in a work remotely model
It’s not possible for my business
A weekly update on the world of business and politics.

Stories we covered this week:

  • MBOT gets a virtual visit from the Federal Associate Minister of Finance
  • We get the Ontario Chamber of Commerce reaction to the Provincial Budget
  • We discuss the details around Mississauga moving to COVID CODE RED
  • AND we get an update on when the Federal Rent Relief Program money with start to flow
New Proposed Law to Better Protect Canadians’ Privacy
New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, introduced the proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, which modernizes the framework for the protection of personal information in the private sector. 
Government of Canada launches public consultation on the Privacy Act
Canadians are invited to share their views on key issues, such as the rules on when federal institutions can collect personal information, how they can use the information entrusted to them, when they can share it with other federal institutions, and the right of individuals to access personal information held by federal institutions.
Ontario Launching New Agency
Ontario Launching New Agency to Centralize Government Procurement
 The Ontario government announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services, saving taxpayers money.
Ontario Opens COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for Municipalities
 To build on governments’ commitment to protect the health and well-being of individuals and families during the pandemic, Ontario is now accepting applications from municipalities for local infrastructure projects under the new Local Government sub-stream of the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure stream to allow local governments to proceed with tendering and procurement as soon as possible.
Ontario Chamber Releases Second Wave of Survey Findings
Ontario Updating COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
 In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Measures Table, the Ontario government is taking immediate action to respond to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and is updating the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, by lowering the thresholds for each level in the framework.
Ontario Chamber Releases Second Wave of Business Confidence Survey Findings
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released another round of insights from data it has collected to inform its upcoming Ontario Economic Report.
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Dr Lawrence Loh
Peel Medical Officer of Health

Peel – A Red Zone
Podcast Guest:
Julilyn Woods
the small social company

Google My Business
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.

Please join:

  • Chris Fowler, President and CEO, CWB
  • Mark Stafford, Vice President and District Manager, CWB
  • Hon. Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • David Wojcik, President, Mississauga Board of Trade
  • Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Moderator Alla Drigola, Director of Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce 
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

 Mississauga Turns Orange
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

Exchange Rates During COVID –
Help Or Hinderance?
Business Beyond Covid-19: Strategic Action Planning
November 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST

This 90-minute webinar will take you through the steps of the COVID-19 Business Response Canvas, an adaptation of the widely-used Business Model Canvas.
MBOT Magazine
MBOT Quarterly Magazine
Please Email or Call 905-273-6151 ext. 430
What's Happening in Mississauga?
Red - Control Stage -
What Businesses Need to Know
City of Mississauga Welcomes New National Research Council of Canada Research Facility
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has opened a new advanced materials research facility in the City of Mississauga to serve as a national clean energy hub supporting research into new materials for industrial development and commercialization.
Deadline to apply is Thursday, Nov. 19 2020 at 12:00pm Noon
Hurontario Light Rail Update
For any procurement related inquiries, please see the following links:

Upcoming Event
MBOT Webinar
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 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