Small Businesses Across Canada Stand Together in United Non-compliance to End Lockdowns

Approaching one year of intermittent lockdowns, reduced capacities and other restrictions, with little to no available and sustainable financial aid, small businesses are now looking down the barrel of bankruptcy.

An estimated 222,000 businesses deemed “non-essential” by the government, along with almost 3 million jobs are on the line and business owners are quickly running out of options. offers a vibrant network of support, education around the rights of Canadians and connections to legal assistance for business owners facing critical decisions to protect their livelihood.

“After careful examination and scrutiny of mitigation measures undertaken by all levels of government, it is now evident that the lockdowns cause more harm than the virus and must be brought to an end.” End The Lockdowns Caucus ( network members have decided to lock arms and OPEN UP in unity across Canada ON FEBRUARY 11 and stay open going forward no matter the government intimidation techniques.

This empowered network is open to all small businesses at no cost and all are encouraged to visit for more information.

Published by markskidmore

Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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