To date, $11 million of the federal government’s CECRA (Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance) program has been distributed in Manitoba. To qualify for CECRA, businesses must show that their business revenue has decreased by at least 70%. Businesses can only access the program if their landlords are willing to participate. These conditions can cause significant stress for businesses that do not qualify. If a business lost 50 percent of their revenue, they would not qualify for the government assistance and may end up having to close permanently unless their landlord is willing to help.