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Published June 19, 2006
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The Ontario government announced that it will invest an additional $1 million in addition to the $700,000 that it has alredy invested to help businesses in Caledonia and surrounding areas recover from business losses stemming from the Six Nations protests over a land-claim in the community.
The new program is modeled on the interim program that has been running since May 26, and will work seamlessly with the interim emergency program to ensure businesses that have received support already for April and May will be able to receive additional support for June. The additional funds will also available to businesses that have not accessed previous emergency funding.
"This new assistance is intended to provide more help for those businesses that have suffered losses from the disruptions caused by the road blockades on Argyle Street and Highway 6. We want to help the local community to get back to their everyday lives as soon as possible, and this new additional support will help that happen," said Economic Development and Trade Minster Joe Cordiano.
The new business assistance program will become available on June 21. Applications will be available on the Haldimand County Website at www.haldimandcounty.ca