Strange situation where Air Canada gets money but small business owners don't
So as everyone has probably heard, Air Canada has just rehired more than 16000 workers, under the CEWS program. This program will essentially allow Air Canada to receive a 75% wage subsidy from the government for keeping people employed.
Then there is the issue where some small businesses don't qualify for a government Loan under the CEBA program, which is a meant to help businesses stay afloat during this time.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/small- ... -1.5526549
So on one hand the government is paying the wages for employees of a major corporation, and at the same time refusing to lend to small businesses. At the very least, this is a strange situation.