John Graham, Director, Government Relations (Prairies), Retail Council of Canada, told 680 CJOB there are other issues facing retailers that are far more pressing — like commercial rent costs.
“Manitoba’s one of the only provinces in Canada that doesn’t have a commercial rent eviction moratorium. There’s a great federal-provincial program that’s in place that would help address the big gaps that, frankly, keeping retailers up at night,” said.
“Programs like the one that was announced retroactive to June 1 now that pays employers to re-hire or bring in new hires… those are terrific.
“The challenge is you just need to make sure you need those employees and you have confidence the business is going to continue to grow.”