MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
October 13th | 2020
Upcoming Event
Virtual Town Hall

Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria
Associate Minister of Small Business
and Red Tape Reduction

Thursday, October 22, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
This Week's Poll Question
In April, our members gave the Provincial Government
an A rating for their handling of COVID-19.
What would you rate them now?
Please Select Your Answer
They have done more than I expected (A)
They are doing everything they can (B)
They can and should do more (C)
I am disappointed with what they have provided. (F)
Government Announces Targeted Support to Help Businesses
Government announces new, targeted support to help businesses through pandemic
The Government of Canada took immediate action to help Canadian businesses affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, from helping keep employees on the job to increasing cash flow and providing support to help pay rent.
The Government of Canada launches applications for the Canada Recovery Benefit
To ensure that Canadians continue to receive the help they need the Government of Canada has introduced three new benefits, delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB).  
MBOT TV Has Returned
for its Fall Season!
A weekly update on the world of business and politics.

Stories we covered this week:

  • MBOT Launches the MERG Initiative
  • The Region of Peel Gets a new Boss Lady
  • The Prime Minister Escapes defeat in the House of Commons
  • The Province changes gathering limits ahead of Thanksgiving
Ontario Implementing Additional Public Health Measures
Ontario Implementing Additional Public Health Measures in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Public Health Measures Table, and local medical officers of health and other health experts, the Ontario government is introducing additional targeted public health measures in the Ottawa, Peel, and Toronto public health unit regions. These modified Stage 2 restrictions will be for a minimum of 28 days and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Province Partnering with Mississauga-Based Microbix Biosystems to Strengthen Domestic Capacity
The Ontario government is investing over $1.4 million in Mississauga-based Microbix Biosystems to expand production of COVID-19 testing supplies and further support the province in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Making Ontario Better for People and Smarter for Business
The Ontario government continues to deliver on its commitment to remove regulatory roadblocks, cut red tape and support job creation with the introduction of the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020. The legislation is part of the province’s made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery. 
Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant
Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020, proposed legislation that would support small businesses and modernize rules to allow them to innovate and meet the challenges of today. 
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Dr Lawrence Loh
Peel Region Medical Officer of Health

The Second Wave
Podcast Guest:
Paul Meo
NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada

Manufacturing and Economic Recovery
Podcast Guest:
Maryann Baird
Mississauga Food Bank

Annual Thanksgiving
Food Drive
MBOT Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

Federal Ban On Single Use Plastics
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

Is Inflation Around the Corner?
Ontario Economic Series
MBOT Magazine
MBOT Quarterly Magazine
Please Email or Call 905-273-6151 ext. 430
What's Happening in Mississauga?
Small Business Month is October and Online! Digital Marketing and more.
Small businesses play an essential role in Mississauga’s economy, which is why the City of Mississauga celebrates October as Small Business Month. Mississauga has over 95,000 small businesses, which provide 53% of the employment in Mississauga. It is our goal as the City’s Economic development office to assist, guide, and provide these small businesses a path to grow locally, nationally, and globally.
Hurontario Light Rail Update
For any procurement related inquiries, please see the following links:

Upcoming Event
Good Morning Mississauga
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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