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The second wave shutdown and why small business supports weren’t rolled out sooner

According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, nearly three in four small businesses in Ontario are still not back to normal sales levels for this time of year, while eight in 10 say the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave has them worried about their financial futures.

West Block host Mercedes Stephenson interviews small business minister Mary Ng about the tightened restrictions in so-called ‘hot zones’, what the federal government will do to bridge the gap and why the new programs weren’t rolled out sooner..

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