Can Ontario Small Business Survive COVID-19?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The current lockdown - the second since the beginning of the pandemic last March, has severely handicapped small businesses across the province. In Toronto, where restrictions were imposed just before the lucrative Christmas season, shopkeepers across the city are worried. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business estimates Canada could lose up to 2.4 million jobs as small businesses across the country see no other option than shuttering their businesses. We discuss this important result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode:
A Plan to Reclaim the Internet
Aired:
Jan 27, 2021
Thinking of your experience with tvo.org, how likely are you to recommend tvo.org to a friend or colleague?
Not at all Likely
Extremely Likely
OPINION: I told a joke on CBC Radio and got an angry email from a white listener. Turns out, I’m the one who’s privileged.
ANALYSIS: No one knows whether it’s possible. No one knows how much we could store if it is. But the southwest may be fertile ground for carbon sequestration.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: Yes, response times are longer and resources are strained. But 911 dispatchers and paramedics are doing their best in a tough situation.
OPINION: The government is facing a pretty basic choice: make the passports more restrictive — or start winding them down.
OPINION: The pandemic has highlighted flaws in our LTC system. But alternatives exist.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: The number of adult Ontarians who are vaccinated plus the number who refuse equals… the adult population of Ontario. So how do we end our health crisis despite anti-vaxxers?