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Economic Recovery Consultation Held with Simcoe-Grey Business Sector

Ontario gathers ideas on how best to restart the economy

(June 8, 2020) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson and federal MP Terry Dowdall today held a virtual consultation with leaders from the business sector to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted local businesses and services and to gather ideas as Ontario prepares to restart the economy. Restrictions will not be lifted until the Chief Medical Officer of Health is confident the outbreak is in decline.

Ideas from the consultation will be reported to the Ontario government's Jobs and Recovery Committee which will consider the feedback to identify how best to protect and support people and jobs, restart the economy and move towards recovery across Ontario.

"It is important to hear directly from tourism stakeholders, particularly in Simcoe-Grey where the sector is a critical part of our regional economy," said Mr. Wilson. "By working together with our partners we can support a prudent, people-focused plan that puts our community on the road to recovery."

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been happy to work closely with MPP Wilson and his team," said MP Dowdall. "Simcoe-Grey constituents can be assured that we are doing everything we can to get them the support they need."

"The government's number one priority remains the health and well-being of the people of Ontario, even as we restart the economy and drive subsequent recovery," said Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance and Chair of the Jobs and Recovery Committee. "We will need to work collectively to assess the overall impact of the pandemic and the best way to ramp up local businesses and services and rebuild for the benefit of individuals, families and workers."

These consultations reflect a team approach, working across parties and with experts, local leaders and citizens. If you have ideas to contribute and would like to participate, I invite you to do so by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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