Good evening Members,
Following the historic Post Tropical Storm Fiona – the Chamber is here to help and we want to keep you abreast of what we are doing for you.
This morning, I spoke briefly Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Bloyce Thompson who reached out directly for our input. The Chamber spent the day calling some of you to get a sense of how things are unfolding. I plan to speak again with Minister Thompson in the morning.
We all know the restoration of power is the priority. We support Maritime Electric who is hard at work, as well as the crews clearing fallen trees that are impeding power lines across PEI. We stand with all Islanders in supporting these incredible efforts and know the Government is doing what they can to support them as well.
We know the full restoration of power is going to take time, and even once restored, the cleanup and restoration of our businesses will remain. We have reached out today to Government on this point and are going to work in collaboration in every way we can to help you.
The Province has put forward a webpage dedicated to the Provincial Disaster Relief Program. You can find that HERE.
The Province has put forward other programs at this time as well:
Find more information on the Provincial Storm Response HERE.
We are in ongoing conversations about what else is needed. We will keep you up to date on further developments.
We continue to look to you as Members for feedback on what else is needed—how you are doing and what you need to see. If you would like to voice any of your concerns I encourage you to reply to this email with any feedback you have.
We remain hard at work for you, and look forward to continuing our conversations with Government.
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce