Feb 22, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
Ontario’s finance minister says more help is coming for businesses affected by the weeks-long protest against COVID-19 measures in Ottawa.
Peter Bethlenfalvy didn’t share specifics on Tuesday but said the province would have more to say on targeted supports soon.
He made the comments as elected members returned to the provincial legislature for the last session before June’s election.
Debate over the province’s handling of the lengthy protests and blockades that have recently rocked Ontario cities dominated discussion on the first day back in session.
Opposition politicians called on the government to commit funding supports for businesses and workers whose jobs were disrupted by the anti-vaccine mandate protestors.
Bethlenfalvy acknowledged that workers, families and business owners in Ottawa have been impacted.