QUEENS PARK – To help businesses challenged by online competition and government policies Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound – Muskoka, today launched a Shop Local campaign.
“Shopping local not only supports our local businesses but their employees and our whole community,” said Miller today in a statement in the Legislature.
“I did a business survey this summer and found that many businesses in Parry Sound – Muskoka are struggling to compete against online shopping while burdened with increasing hydro costs and other government policies,” said Miller.
“I will continue to push the government to make it easier to run a business in Ontario but in the meantime I hope the people of Parry Sound – Muskoka will come together to support our local businesses and local jobs.”
“Just this past weekend PC Leader Patrick Brown announced policies to help small business. Policies like a 28.5% tax cut for small business owners and competitive and stable electricity prices,” said Miller. “Unfortunately we will have to wait until after the election in June to introduce such measures.”
Miller will post a series of seasonal, shop local messages on Facebook and hopes residents will share the images to remind their friends and family about the importance of supporting local businesses.
“Our local businesses do a lot to support our communities in Parry Sound – Muskoka, so let’s do what we can to support these business and their employees,” said Miller. “Give a gift to your community this Christmas – shop local, buy local.”