Supporting Canadian Businesses and Our Hardest Hit Sectors

August 17, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve fought for Canadian businesses, protecting millions of jobs and putting Canada on the fast track to recovery. But while some businesses are ready to open their doors, others are still reeling from the impacts of the pandemic. Many businesses in hard hit sectors won’t be able to open as quickly, and still need our help.

That’s why we are maintaining or creating COVID-19 relief programs that support businesses and our hardest hit sectors.

We’ll extend the Canada Recovery Hiring Program to make sure businesses can keep hiring more employees, and Canadians can get back to work.

As for our hardest hit sectors, we’ll protect Canada’s tourism industry with temporary wage and rent support to help them get through the winter.

We’ll launch the Arts and Culture Recovery Program to match ticket sales for performing arts, live theatres, and other cultural events to make up for reduced capacity.

And we’ll protect our vibrant film and television production sector with COVID-related insurance coverage, supporting 150,000 Canadian jobs.

Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives have made it clear: they think it’s time to wind down COVID relief spending, even as some of our hardest hit industries still need it to stay afloat.

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