True North’s Lindsay Shepherd reached out to Canadian small business owners to ask how the coronavirus pandemic was affecting them.

Are government measures, such as a $40,000 interest-free business loan and a 75% wage subsidy, helping them survive the nationwide shutdowns and subsequent recovery phases?

Here are some of their stories.

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Lindsay holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette.

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