An open letter from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) titled “let small businesses open now,” has been sent to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, calling on him to immediately begin reopening the economy to save thousands of businesses from being forced to shutter their doors permanently.
There was a total of 20,315 MORE deaths in 2020 compared to 2019. Many of these deaths came as a repercussion of our approach to dealing with Covid – not from Covid itself. Deaths as a percentage of the Canadian population was up .05% from 0.75% in 2019 to 0.8% in 2020.
All-cause deaths for 2020 for all age groups in Canada = 303,350
Mr. Kelly warned that the government’s actions are leading to a “growing sense of anger” and that the government has to watch that. The President of the CFIB said “we’re really close to a societal breakdown here where people are going to take action into their own hands.
The Conservative Party of Canada is calling on the Liberals to table a plan within 20 days with “a clear data-driven plan to support gradually, safely and permanently lifting COVID-19 restrictions,” said Erin O’Toole at his press conference Tuesday.
With the recent events at Adamson Barbecue in Etobicoke, Ontario, Broderick Visser writes that an estimated 160,000 to 225,000 small businesses could close permanently due to COVID-19 lockdowns and closures.