After discussions with the Ontario government we found out that it was up to each and everyone’s interpretation but that in their opinion it looked like renovations could be included in the May 19th reopening. Jason Neal, Executive Director of SAWDAC let us know that his organization also viewed it this way. For them, the renovation market will re-open in May 19th 2020.
In doubt, Fenestration Canada still encourages you to seek legal counsel.
Last week, Fenestration Canada’s Ontario Committee, chaired by Skip Mclean, voiced their opinion to the authorities about reopening the Door and Window Industry in the province. Also supported by SAWDAC, our Executive Director sent them the following communication.
We are now asking every Ontario Members to submit the same communication to the government by taking only one minute to fill out the following form.
Businesses in three major sectors will be among those reopening, Legault said: retail stores that are not in shopping malls (or those in malls that have outdoor entrances); construction and civil engineering companies; and manufacturing companies, plants and factories.
The entire construction sector in Quebec can reopen as of May 11, but with restrictions on the number of workers that can be on a site at any given time. Those restrictions will be lifted May 25.
Within hours of the major wage subsidy program launching Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says approximately 10,000 businesses had already applied, and the government is expecting hundreds of thousands more as companies across the country await the go-ahead to gradually reopen. Read the article here.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that an agreement has been reached with all provinces and territories to implement the promised rent assistance program for businesses. It will lower rent by 75 per cent for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Read more here.