Statutory Holiday Survey
There has been recent interest in Owen Sound to explore a by-law under the Retail Business Holiday Act to permit businesses with the option to be open on Statutory Holidays. Presently there are a few exceptions for a select group of small businesses to this Act including pharmacies, nurseries, gasoline stations, etc. The by-law would significantly expand the types of businesses particularly as it relates to the tourism sector.
The purpose of this survey is to determine the level of interest in pursuing such a by-law as it requires significant time and effort by the City to engage in the process with the Province to allow a by-law permitting businesses to be open on Statutory Holidays.
More background information here . . .