OTTAWA — Mike Schreiner made the following statement regarding small businesses impacted by the trucker convoy in Ottawa:
“I’m echoing the call from local politicians, council and residents urging Doug Ford to send immediate financial assistance to downtown Ottawa small businesses.
These businesses were gearing up to reopen this week. And now due to the disruption and chaos caused by the protests have been forced to remain closed.
Many of these small businesses were already hanging on by a thread after two years of intermittent lockdowns and insufficient support from the Ford government. Livelihoods are on the line. They need the government’s support urgently.”