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Ontarians push back against companies denying them access to ‘non-essential’ goods

COVID-19 stay-at-home measures.They argue that many of those items are essential, especially for low-income households who can’t afford to buy supplies online or at pricier retailers.“There are a lot of things people think are everyday essentials that are roped off and I think that’s a mistake that the government overlooked,” said Sarah Colero, a person whose income relies on the Ontario Disability Support Program.

Here’s what Ontario’s big-box stores look like as new COVID-19 state of emergency takes effect She claims the ODSP only provides her with just under $1,200 a month and she depends on stores like Dollarama to get her supplies.Colero claims Dollarama has closed off access to aisles with many supplies she needs and can’t afford to

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