QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Mike Schreiner released the following statement after it was announced that Ontario lost 717,000 full-time and 379,000 part-time jobs due to COVID-19:
“The Premier can prevent additional job loss with an immediate ban on commercial evictions.
I continue to hear from small business owners that are at risk of eviction because their landlords are opting out of the federal/provincial program.
Thousands more jobs in the service sector will be shed if the Premier does not step in with a ban on commercial evictions and revisions to the program that require landlords to participate in rent relief.
The Premier could provide some immediate stability to business owners and their employees by freezing evictions and plugging the holes in the rent relief program.”