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Arguing that the cure is worse than the disease, celebrity chef Mark McEwan called on leaders to be “brave” and open things up to allow restaurants to operate with caution, so they have a chance to survive.
Ford, who is caught between the grill and the fryer, responded on Friday, saying, “I have a lot of respect for Mark McEwan, he’s a great entrepreneur – one of the greatest restaurateurs – but unfortunately Mark doesn’t. is not a medical professional. , he’s a business owner. I respect what he says, but again we need to focus on the health and safety of everyone across the province.
Shut up and lead! Shut up and cook! Two very different perspectives.
McEwan believes that with the proper security measures, they can serve customers. The Prime Minister is trying to avoid a peak in COVID-19 that could rival Italy or France.
Seeking an amicable solution for all parties, Mohamad Fakih, Founder and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods. He warns that with rents owed and huge overheads some restaurants could be done within the next 60 days if this lockdown continues or is extended.
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He seeks a solution without acrimony.
“While new regional restrictions were announced on October 9, landlords also discovered that tenants would pay full rent for October under the new rent subsidy plan,” Fakih wrote in a letter to the premier. Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.