The Manitoba government is taking action to help small and medium-sized businesses in the province slog through COVID-19.
Premier Brian Pallister today announced the Manitoba Gap Protection Program that will provide $120 million to assist any of the approximately 120,000 businesses in Manitoba who have fallen into a gap in failing to qualify for the various federal government assistance programs and wage subsidies created because of COVID-19.
“Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy. They are struggling right now and we want to support them,” Pallister says. “Our government has been listening and working diligently with chambers of commerce across the province, business and retail councils, industry and trade associations and various stakeholders to identify where the greatest need is and to maximize the recovery opportunities for Manitoba’s business sector.”