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‘At a tipping point’: Patience wearing thin for some business owners still facing closures
“We’re all at a tipping point. We’ve run out of money,” said Jeff Jamieson, an Alberta Hospitality Association (AHA) board member and owner of Donna Mac and Proof cocktail bar in Calgary.
AHA does not condone defying public-health orders but understands the immense pressure and anxiety that business owners are enduring right now, Jamieson said.
“The government needs to subsidize the industries that they’ve forced close,” said Jamieson. “You have to supplement them to the level that they are comfortable not opening to earn a living.”
More than $300M in provincial grant funding handed out to businesses affected by lockdown: Biz groups call for more aid
More than $311 million in provincial grant funding has been awarded to small businesses ordered to close due to Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions, though business groups say more government aid is needed to help the hardest-hit enterprises through this second wave of the pandemic.