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Arguing about prevention is worse than illness, with celebrity chef Mark McEwan calling on leaders to be “brave” and to open things up so that restaurants can operate carefully, so they have a chance to survive.
Trapped between the grill and the deep fryer, Ford responded Friday, “I have a lot of respect for Mark McQueen, he’s a great entrepreneur – one of the great restaurant owners – but unfortunately Mark is not a medical professional, he’s a business owner. I respect what he is saying, but again, the focus should be on the health and safety of everyone across the province. ”
Shut up and lead! Shut up and cook! Two different perspectives.
McEwan thinks with the right security measures that can serve customers. The Premier is trying to avoid a COVID-19 spike that could rival Italy or France.
Mohammed Faqih, founder and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, is looking for a friendly solution on all sides. He warned with rents to be paid and a huge overhead that if the lockdown continues or is extended some restaurants will be cooked in the next 60 days.
He is looking for a solution without being strict.
“As the new regional sanctions were announced on October 9, landlords found that tenants would pay the full rent in October under the newly announced rent subsidy scheme,” Faqih wrote in a letter to Premier Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.