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MPP Ghamari is hosting a virtual consultation to assess broader economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Small Business Industry in Carleton.

The discussion will target main themes in order to gather direct feedback. The themes are as follows:

  • COVID-19 Impacts
  • Crisis Response Measures
  • Transitional and Post-Emergency Measures
  • Recovery Measures and Expectations

To address these themes, please come prepared to discuss the following questions.


COVID-19 Impacts

  1. How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted your sector? How is your sector measuring this?
  2. How has the public health response specifically affected your business or organization?
  3. How have economic impacts directly touched your local community?

Crisis Response Measures

  1. What direct supports has your organization received from government?
  2. Do you see any gaps in that support, or areas you recognized duplication between levels of government?

Transitional and Post-Pandemic Measures

  1. What are you thinking about as you consider the post-pandemic approach and economic recovery?
  2. What supports would your organization or local business community need as the economy is reopened?
  3. How could businesses and organizations potentially apply increased safety measures like physical distancing while maintaining productivity and profitability?
  4. How do you see your business norms changing as emergency measures are lifted?
  5. Many of you operate workplaces. What measures are you considering or recommend putting in place to ensure employee safety upon return to work?
  6. What types of action would you like to see from different levels of government to get the economy moving again?