March 24, 2020
TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNMENT REGULATORS IN ONTARIO
REQUESTING SAFE PASSAGE ON OPERATIONS FOR ONTARIO EMPLOYEES OF U-HAUL (CANADA) LTD.
Re: Exemption of Ontario operations of U-Haul Co. (Canada) Ltd., its employees, and Independent Dealers from the March 23, 2020 Direction of Premier Ford to close all non-essential businesses within the Province on Ontario.
Dear Madam or Sir,
The Ontario employees of U-Haul Co. (Canada), Ltd. (including those working in its moving and storage centers and at its repair facilities), and those employees of their independent dealer locations, are exempt from Premier Ford’s Order issued on March 23, 2020 to close all non-essential businesses. We request you allow these employees safe passage to and from their home to their place of employment and allow for continued U-Haul business operations.
On the evening of March 23, Premier Ford’s office published a list of essential workplaces which may remain open. These include:
Businesses supporting supply chains;
Business dispensing propane to businesses and the public;
Motor vehicle repair operations;
(17) Businesses providing storage to businesses;
(27) Construction projects supporting critical infrastructure and transportation; and
(62) Vehicle rental services.
U-Haul’s business operations are an essential workplace as outlined by Premier Ford. Specifically, in serving Ontario’s citizens and business in supporting supply chains through their vehicle and truck rentals, providing storage to local businesses, including to the pharmaceutical industry, dispensing needed propane to citizens and industry, performing maintenance on fleet vehicles, and completing construction of an expansion of these repair facilities.
Employees of U-Haul Co. (Canada), Ltd. and its independent dealers fit into a number of the categories of essential workplaces. As such, employees of U-Haul Co. (Canada), Ltd. moving and storage centers, repair centers, construction, and independent dealers are exempt from the Order issued today. You may contact me at (416) 335-1250 if you have any questions or concerns.
Marketing Company President for Ontario operations
U-Haul Co. (Canada) Ltd.