Tonight Essex Council Unanimously Supported a Motion in Support of Local Businesses Impacted by the Recent Letter of Instruction
” That Essex Council let the WECHU know that we oppose The Letter of Instruction dated Dec 5th, 2021 which limits the indoor capacity of bars and restaurants to be only at 50 percent of their total capacity.
Whereas residents in Windsor- Essex are able to cross the border to attend sporting events, restaurants and concerts without capacity restrictions.
Whereas residents are able to attend local sporting events, shop in big box stores locally without capacity limits.
Whereas grants and subsidies for businesses that have struggled since March 2020, have now been cancelled and businesses are expected to start making repayments all while entering into a reduced capacity period.
Whereas Windsor- Essex residents have a high vaccination rate and businesses are legislated to already check vaccination documents and these businesses cannot afford to lose more patrons during the month of December.
Whereas many of our local business owner/operators are mentally exhausted and have suffered personal financial hardships over the last two years struggling to provide for their families and pay their bills.
Whereas last year our businesses were shut down around the same time and Windsor- Essex residents were told that with vaccination and the checking of vaccination records we would get back to normal and here we are hurting our business industry once again.
Therefore we issue this letter from Essex Council to WECHU, all local municipalities impacted, County council, our MPP Taras Natyshak and Premier Doug Ford requesting that the Letter of Instruction be revoked so our businesses can operate on an equal playing field”