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LIVE: Premier Doug Ford announces $900M in rent relief for businesses

Ontario contributes to Canada Emergency Commerical Rent Assistance program; announcement on re-opening economy expected next week


Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced $900 million in rent relief for small and medium-sized businesses Friday as part of the federal government's Canada Emergency Commerical Rent Assistance program. 

The program will provide eligible businesses with a 75 per cent reduction in rent for the months of April, May and June. 

Ford says an announcement is expected early next week regarding Ontario's action plan for re-opening the economy.   

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Premier Doug Ford holds a press conference today at 12:30 p.m. from Queen's Park in Toronto.

He will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, and Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, to make the announcement.

The press conference will be streamed live on Ford's YouTube channel, and Village Media will carry the livestream feed.