Dozens of small business owners in Nova Scotia say the emergency measures put in place to help them weather the COVID-19 crisis will only drive them deeper into debt and eventually out of business for good. The province has announced a rent deferral program, but Lara Cusson of Café Lara on Halifax's Agricola Street is giving it a low rating. (CBC)On Friday the province announced a three-month rent deferral program. (CBC)"It really does seem that — for the small business owners — the only way out is to take a loan out from a bank. "[The rent deferral program] was to ensure that landlords walked in and treated their tenants with understanding," the premier said.
Source: CBC News March 30, 2020 21:11 UTC