We, along with the Chamber Network, are disappointed in the final design of the additional details released this week by the Government of Canada on the wage subsidy for business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement in response to the government's announcement:
“A wage subsidy is a critical measure to support businesses and employees throughout this difficult time and we appreciate the Government of Canada’s efforts to listen and respond to our needs. However, we are disappointed in the subsidy’s final design. Simply put – businesses cannot afford to wait any longer for relief.
“Asking businesses to wait an additional six weeks is completely unacceptable. They have waited long enough. Every day means more and more businesses closing and more and more workers being laid off."