Ontario Halts Commercial Evictions In COVID-19 Pandemic

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is putting a temporary ban on commercial evictions to help small business owners who are struggling to pay their rent amid the COVID-19 fallout. Premier Doug Ford says the moratorium applies to small businesses who qualify for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program, where their revenues have dropped at least 70 per cent due to the pandemic. Ford outlined the details at a news conference, saying the ban will take effect for evictions as of June 3 and last until Aug. 31.