|Ontario Chamber advocates for small business debt
The President of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Daniel Tisch, wants to assure small businesses in Ontario that the OCC has been and will continue to be steadfast in advocating for the interests of our members.
He stated in a letter to members that "Government support for small and medium-sized businesses was a critical lifeline during and after the pandemic – and we are proud that we successfully made the case for these types of essential programs. The decision not to extend the CEBA deadline, against the advice of the business community, is a critical turning point for many small businesses, some of which are now facing closure or significant financial strain."
He continued by outlining the steps the OCC has taken to date in advocating for small business debt relief options:
He finishes by stating "Our work does not end here. The OCC will persevere in exploring and advocating for alternative debt relief options and support mechanisms for our small business community. We understand the importance of these businesses to our economy and will continue to fight for their survival today and their growth tomorrow."
"We appreciate your continued support and involvement in the OCC, which makes our collective voice stronger. Your support gives us ongoing and meaningful influence over government policy; and we disagree with a government decision – as we do now - your support enables us to hold governments accountable and open to our future recommendations. Together, we will emerge stronger."