MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
October 27th | 2020
Upcoming Event
Virtual Town Hall

Hon. Mona Fortier
Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
This Week's Poll Question
In April, our members gave the Federal Government
a B 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)
Canada Emergency Business Account Now Open
Canada Emergency Business Account now open to businesses using personal banking accounts
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland announced that as early as October 26, 2020, the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will be available to businesses that have been operating out of a non-business banking account.
Minister Ng announces support for small businesses through the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund
 The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of $12 million in the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund.
MBOT TV Has Returned
for its Fall Season!
A weekly update on the world of business and politics.

Stories we covered this week:

  • The provincial minister for small business addresses MBOT during Small Business Week
  • The province introduces legislation for protection under COVID
  • Venture X makes a huge mark in Mississauga
  • The province invests heavily in Mississauga’s health sciences sector
Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders to Protect the Public
Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders to Protect the Public
The Ontario government released an action plan to make government services simpler, easier to use, and more convenient and accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Ontario Onwards: Ontario’s COVID-19 Action Plan for a People-Focused Government includes more than 30 projects that will improve the way people and businesses interact with government, saving them both time and money.
Ontario Protects Workers, Volunteers and Organizations Who Make Honest Efforts to Follow COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines and Laws
The Ontario government is introducing the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, 2020, that if passed, will provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19. At the same time, it will maintain the right of Ontarians to take legal action against those who willfully, or with gross negligence, endanger others.
Ontario to Release 2020 Provincial Budget on November 5
The Ontario government will release its 2020 Budget on Thursday, November 5, 2020. It will focus on protecting the health and safety of the people during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed supports to families, workers, and employers, and laying the foundation for future growth, renewal and economic recovery. 
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Donna Heslin
City of Mississauga

Small Business Week
Podcast Guest:
Sharon Worsley
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Customer Service Nightmares – Pt 3
Podcast Guest:
Todd Ernst
Greater Toronto Airport Authority

GTAA Environmental Award of Excellence
MBOT Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

Property Tax Increases
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

What’s The Right Amount of Unemployment ?
Ontario Economic Series
MBOT Magazine
MBOT Quarterly Magazine
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What's Happening in Mississauga?
Join the Movement: Mississauga Made is a free online marketplace promoting Mississauga based businesses. We want to invite you to register your business today. 
Hurontario Light Rail Update
For any procurement related inquiries, please see the following links:

Upcoming Event
Thursday, October 29, 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
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Digital Asset Manager