… from Brian Gable in the Globe and Mail, describes both brilliantly and succinctly what I fear is the effect of the lockdowns in Canada.
I believe, as do many, many top-flight economists and government agencies, that small businesses are both the engine and backbone of a successful economy. Some small businesses grow into medium sized enterprises and some of them become commercial giants and world-beaters. All employ our friends and neighbours. There’s nothing “bad” about Walmart and Best Buy and Amazon. Each, and many other large businesses provides us with products and services that we need and wants at prices we can afford. That’s all good. But there is something wrong with forcing small shops to close while the multi-national big-box stores are allowed to stay open and sell everything.