Manitoba premier calls press conference to talk business supports – Winnipeg

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Manitoba premier calls press conference to talk business supports - Winnipeg

Manitoba’s premier says he’s going to discuss supports for business at a Tuesday morning press conference.

Brian Pallister has called a media briefing for 11 a.m. Global News will stream the event live in this story.

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Exactly what supports for business Pallister plans to discuss at the briefing wasn’t made clear in an invite to media earlier in the day Tuesday.

Many Manitoba businesses have been hit hard under strict COVID-19 public health orders that have been in place since mid-November.


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The rules have forced all businesses deemed non-essential to close and ordered restaurants to move to takeout and delivery only.

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The orders, which also limit outdoor gatherings and restrict households from gathering with few exceptions, have since been extended until at least early January.

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Last month the province announced a support program for businesses affected by the lockdown.

The Manitoba Bridge Grant provides $5,000 upfront to businesses, not-for-profits and charities forced closed by COVID-19 restrictions. The program was later expanded to include home-based businesses like event planners, photographers, artists and tradespeople.


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