What are we reading? September 24, 2020

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

Despite swift recovery from pandemic lows in some sectors, fewer than a third of Canadian small businesses are back to pre-COVID-19 sales, a new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business finds. – Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-22/only-29-of-canada-s-small-businesses-are-back-to-full-sales

 

With plans to extend policies friendly to renewable energy, pedestrians and cyclists, Seattle, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are taking a green approach to their pandemic recovery strategies. – Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/18/us-cities-plot-green-recovery-after-pandemic

 

Emma Crawford Hampel, online editor:

Susan Delacourt shares her memories of John Turner. John Turner was respectful and unfailingly polite at a time when male politicians could be patronizing, even crude, to women reporters. – Toronto Star

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2020/09/20/john-turner-was-respectful-and-unfailingly-polite-at-a-time-when-male-politicians-could-be-patronizing-even-crude-to-women-reporters.html