Businesses Favour Tightening Public Health Restrictions

More than half of Canadian businesses favour tightening public health restrictions, says research from the Business Monitor. The research says Canadian business leaders favour tightening public health restrictions over easing them by a two to one ratio. The Business Monitor says this level of support for tightening restrictions is remarkable given that the survey also shows fully 70 per cent of Canadian businesses have been negatively affected by the COVID pandemic. At almost two-thirds (64 per cent), Ontario businesses are most strongly in favour of tightening restrictions, while Alberta is the only province with a plurality favouring eased restrictions.