MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
September 28 | 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
Have your employees taken more or less
sick days since COVID hit?
Please Select Your Answer
They have taken more than usual
They have taken less than usual
They have taken about the same
We don't track sick days
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension Proposal
Government provides update on support for furloughed employees under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, is proposing to extend the current treatment of furloughed employees under the wage subsidy program for the upcoming four-week period, from September 27 to October 24, 2020.
Government of Canada introduces legislation to support Canadians through Recovery Benefits and extend access to funds for emergency measures
The Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced the introduction of Bill C-2, to create three new temporary Recovery Benefits to support Canadians who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19. 
Ontario Restores Transparency and Accountability to the Province’s Finances
Ontario Restores Transparency and Accountability to the Province’s Finances
The Ontario government is releasing the 2019-20 Public Accounts and delivering on the government’s commitment to restore transparency and accountability to the province’s finances. For the third year in a row, the Auditor General has provided a clean audit opinion on the Province’s Public Accounts.
Ontario Set to Employ the Largest Number of Labour Inspectors in Provincial History
The new inspectors will play a key role in protecting workers by checking and enforcing that workplaces are following occupational health and safety legislation.
New Public Health Measures Implemented
New Public Health Measures Implemented Provincewide to Keep Ontarians Safe
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and other health experts, the Ontario government has amended order O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, to tighten public health measures in response to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19.
Ontario Investing More Than $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing
The Ontario government is building on the largest provincial testing initiative in Canada by providing $1.07 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and case and contact management. The government is also immediately investing $30 million to prevent and manage outbreaks in priority sectors, including the province’s long-term care homes, retirement homes and schools. 
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Sharon Worsley
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Customer Service Nightmares
Part 2
Podcast Guest:
Michelle Eaton
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

The She-Covery Project
Podcast Guest:
Liza Provenzano

Having Effective 1 – 1 Meetings With Your Team
MBOT Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event
Thursday, October 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

The Throne Speech
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

What Ever Happened To CETA?
Mayor’s Crombie 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive
For every dollar donated, The Mississauga Food Bank will be able to provide nutritious and culturally appropriate food for 2 meals for a hungry neighbour in need through our network of over 40 agencies.
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What's Happening in Mississauga?
Mississauga Moves Forward with Industry-Specific Economic Recovery Plans
General Committee endorsed two of five industry-specific plans to guide the City’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The Small Business and Broader Industry plans outline priorities and actions to reboot and grow these industries.
Protecting yourself and others
Core Four actions to help us overcome COVID-19:
  • Keep your distance.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Wear a non-medical mask where it’s difficult to maintain physical distance and where masks are mandatory.
  • Get tested if you think you have COVID-19.

Hurontario Light Rail Update
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Upcoming Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Additional Resources
Canada Business App
  • Easy navigation to government programs and services
  • Recommendations tailored to your business
  • Personalized notifications straight to your phone
  • Easy access to COVID-19 support and other programs and services
  • Answers to help you start up, scale up and access new markets
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
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