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MPP Sheref Sabawy hosts Virtual Roundtable to Look for Ways to Help Restaurant Industry During COVID-19

Mississauga – Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, Prabmeet Sarkaria and Mississauga-Erin Mills MPP, Sheref Sabawy hosted a virtual roundtable to hear from the restaurant industry in Mississauga and surrounding areas on how to respond to COVID-19 and help Main Street rebound. “It is critical that communities across Ontario have a chance to provide their insights and feedback to the provincial government as we continue our roadmap to recovery, this is why I am very pleased Minister Sarkaria was able to hear from our community,” said Mississauga-Erin Mills MPP Sheref Sabawy.

“Small business owners like those that joined us in the roundtable, are vital to our communities and our local economy – whether that’s the pub in Oakville or a tapas restaurant in Burlington,” said Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Minister, Prabmeet Sarkaria. “Our restaurant owners know better than anyone what it takes to create jobs, jumpstart growth, and get our economy moving again – this is why it is vitally important to draw on their strengths, expertise and know-how.”

Monday’s virtual roundtable gave the restaurant industry to participate in the government-wide effort to help businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic and provided restaurant owners to identify specific challenges and potential solutions for the government to consider. Minister Sarkaria is one of the members of Ontario’s Jobs and Recovery Committee which is tasked with developing the staged action plan on how to move Ontario forward as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Feedback from this and other provincial roundtables will help inform that committee and its necessary and critical work ahead.

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