MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
November 24th | 2020
Upcoming Event
Virtual Town Hall

Hon. Kinga Surma
Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA)
MPP for Etobicoke Centre

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
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Canada UK Trade Agreement
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A weekly update on the world of business and politics.

Stories we covered this week:
  • Peel Region Health layers on business restrictions

  • We get an update on business confidence in Ontario

  • Peel Region Moves to COVID lockdown status

  • Government financial relief portals are finally open
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Now Open
Canada Revenue Agency opens applications for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy
Through the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), the Government is providing targeted, direct relief to businesses, non-profits, and charities that continue to face the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Canada successfully concludes talks on transitional trade continuity agreement with the United Kingdom
In light of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union and by extension the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Government of Canada has been working hard to ensure continuity for Canada-United Kingdom trade – especially now as we build a strong economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click Here for Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Portal
Ontario Taking Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Ontario Taking Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
 In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, the province is moving certain public health unit regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, which includes moving Toronto and Peel into Lockdown.
Ontario Supporting Small Businesses with Financial Advice and Training
The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  
MEDIA RELEASE: Mississauga Board of Trade Objects to Moving Peel To Grey – Lockdown Status
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.
Ontario Launches Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaigns
Ontario Launches Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaigns
The Ontario government is launching a series of education and enforcement campaigns to ensure businesses across the province are taking the necessary steps to keep employees, consumers and the public safe.
Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) until December 21, 2020.
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Podcast Guest:
Rocco Rossi
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Ontario Budget Reaction
Podcast Guest:
Aline Ayoub
Aline Ayoub HR Consulting

How Safe Are Your Remote Employees?
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

Relief Money Now Available
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

The Economic Carnage of COVID
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What's Happening in Mississauga?
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