THREE-RIVERS – A bankruptcy trustee in Trois-Rivières, in the Mauricie region, is overwhelmed with calls to companies that intend to not be able to recover from the current crisis.
“They seek information to how they can be put under the protection of the bankruptcy Act, or downright put an end to the activities,” said Éric Pronovost’s office Roy Métivier Roberge.
The government programs for financial assistance diminish the difficulties, but are insufficient, he added.
Moreover, the personnel had to be recalled for emergency work to deal with the high demand. The bankruptcy trustee does not expect that the wave arrives so quickly. It was scheduled for the end of the summer only.
Innovation and economic development Trois-Rivières note that a “strong contingent” among nearly 300 companies contacted feared it would not recover.
“There will be a number of companies that are going to have to close, but these are companies that were already having some difficulties”, has tempered Mario De Tilly, director of the organization.
A shopkeeper of women’s clothes from the city centre of Trois-Rivières considers herself lucky to have a renowned and kidneys strong enough to get through it. However, it will not be the case for a number of other business people to whom she spoke, she regretted
“I know a few traders who are going to have to return the keys and go bankrupt”, has testified to Annie Hardy store Beautiful night Beautiful day.