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In The Media With

Michael Wood

You may be asking yourself where you have seen Michael Wood before. Throughout the pandemic, Michael Wood was a regular guest on CTV Morning Live with Leslie Roberts who referred to him as the voice and face of small business.

Michael Wood has appeared on CTV Morning Live in Ottawa, CTV Ottawa, CTV News Channel, CBC, CFRA, CityNews, CP24, Ottawa Business Journal, The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa Sun, The Montreal Gazette, The National Post, the Financial Times (UK), Ticker News (Australia) and many more.

Michael appeared in the media across Ottawa, the Province of Ontario and Canada on television, the radio and in print. Michael Wood continues to be in the media, most recently for his efforts to update 911.



February 10, 2024 - CFRA - Weekly Run Down of  the Top News Stories with Andrew Pinsent

January 27, 2024 - CFRA - Weekly Run Down of  the Top News Stories with Andrew Pinsent

January 18, 2024 - CTV - Time is up for Ottawa businesses to pay back pandemic loans

January 16, 2024 - The Ottawa Business Journal - Businesses may have to ‘pull the plug’ after CEBA deadline comes and goes, small biz advocate says

January 12, 2024 - The Ottawa Citizen - The deadline to repay small-business loans must be extended


January 11, 2024 - CFRA - Ottawa At Work - CEBA Repayments

January 6, 2024 - CFRA - Weekly Run Down of the Top News Stories

January 5, 2024 - CityNews Calgary - Stakeholders want CEBA loan repayment deadline extended




December 2, 2023 - Ottawa Citizen - New 911 service illustrates power of citizen advocacy


November 29, 2023 - CTV Ottawa - Ottawa residents calling 9-1-1 can now connect to other cities -


October 2, 2023 - CTV Ottawa - Minimum wage earners in Ottawa welcome raise, but business owners worry about increased costs


July 17, 2023 - Ottawa Citizen - Wood: Updating Ontario's 911 system is the real emergency


April 27, 2023 - Wood: Lessons in negotiation for PSAC and Treasury Board



August 15, 2022 - Ottawa Citizen - Michael Wood, businessman turned advocate, announces run for city council


June 26, 2022 - Ottawa Business Journal - What’s the best way forward for Ottawa small businesses?


March 19, 2022 - Ottawa Citizen - Pellerin: Two Ottawa community builders, two years of COVID






December 23, 2021 - CBC - Some Ottawa businesses welcome, some criticize new government support


September 15, 2021 - CBC - Businesses hosting pop-up vaccine clinics taken aback by threats


March 9, 2021 - Ottawa Citizen - Wood: YEAR ONE – Small business struggled for a voice at the table


February 15, 2021 - CTV - New Mental Health Alliance announced for Ottawa business owners


January 15, 2021 - CTV - Small businesses could receive up to $20,000 from the province






November 24, 2020 - CityNews - Ottawa’s Michael Wood a leader in the fight for Canadian small businesses during COVID-19

October 29, 2020 - Ottawa Business Journal - How former rock musician Michael Wood became the voice of Ottawa small business

March 25, 2020 - Globe & Mail - Entrepreneurs say Ottawa’s aid plan won’t stop bleeding, layoffs


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