The historic Fairmont Château Laurier hotel, located above the Rideau Canal locks and just south of the Ottawa River, closed its doors temporarily for the first time in its history since 1912 at noon on March 21.
Jeff O'Reilly, general manager at D'Arcy McGee's, pictured on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The COVID-19 pandemic that’s gripped the globe for the last six months has hit downtown Ottawa businesses hard, including all Parliament Hill’s favourite pubs, restaurants, and food courts.
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What is and isn’t considered a subsidy is politically charged. The government and industry are both likely to dispute or take issue with the inclusion of some, or many, of the programs to the group's tally.
New prescribed policies, procedures forced people to think about how they were acting, creating a 'profound' change in terms of staff understanding how they need to relate in the workplace, says the PMO's Marci Surkes.