“It breaks my heart when I see the people who are suffering the most financially and mental health-wise," veteran marketing expert Michelle Groulx says.
Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas
Mark Kaluski says the province needs to crack down on big-box retailers such as Costco and Walmart if it really wants to get the virus under control.
Executive director of the Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas believes the concerns of small businesses have been falling on deaf ears, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.
OpenSafe Ottawa says its members are planning to march from City Hall to Parliament Hill on Saturday morning to deliver a message to all levels of government: 'We're not respected.'
Several business advocates are challenging the government to produce evidence showing a connection between their operations and the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
Organization representing more than 6,200 local businesses wants premier to justify latest clampdown on bars, restaurants, gyms and other local enterprises.
Mayor says campaign will target local residents as well as visitors from nearby cities such as Kingston and Montreal.
Colliers International says nearly one-third of tenants in its Ottawa portfolio requested rent relief last month.
A group of Ottawa business organizations is calling for more government aid for tech, tourism and other sectors that have been dramatically affected by measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa’s BIAs have formed a new advocacy group to give its member businesses an independent say on municipal issues that affect the thousands of merchants under their collective banners.