A joint letter was sent to Premier Brian Pallister from the Retail Council of Canada and other organizations calling for a moratorium on commercial evictions through September. A similar letter was sent to Alberta’s and Saskatchewan’s premiers, and those governments announced moratoriums last week.
“Thus far in Manitoba, we have only received confirmation that the letter has been received, and they are actively working on the issue,” said John Graham, the retail council’s director of government relations for the Prairie region. “It’s been discouragingly slow, however, we hope to finally hear something in the next few days regarding what actions the government is considering to support Manitoba retailers, restaurants and other tenants facing threat of eviction to COVID-19-related reasons.”
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