Coronavirus: Montreal-area merchant relieved by federal wage subsidy offer

Some much needed relief has finally arrived for the owner of Lingerie DEBra.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is offering wage subsidies of 75 per cent for small businesses that have furloughed workers or are about to lay off employees due to COVID-19.

“I was looking at having to let everybody go. And this will help me look at it and see if I can keep people on the payroll and go from there,” Debbie Donelle told Global News.

The cheques will be retroactive to March 15.

The forced closure of non-essential business has been devastating to the national economy as well as in greater Montreal.

Streets downtown are devoid of cars and pedestrians while stores are closed, with signs reading “Fermé” hanging from many windows.

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