On February 15, our Chamber sent a letter to the Mayor of Charlottetown and City Councillors regarding their recent announcement to award the City’s vehicle fleet agreement to Enterprise Fleet Management.
In the letter, we wrote in support of the PEI Automobile Dealers Association (PEIADA) and its efforts to vocalize the concern of local auto dealers and the City’s complete contradiction of the notion of supporting local. Auto dealers within Charlottetown are contributors to our local economy, provide local jobs and pay property tax to the City of Charlottetown every year. Like many businesses across the province, they continue to feel the impacts of the pandemic, such as supply chain disruptions and labour shortages. The City could have used this as an opportunity to infuse these dealerships by negotiating a fair fleet management agreement with any of the thirteen members of the PEIADA located within the City and showed leadership by supporting the local economy.
To view the Chamber’s letter, click here.
For further context on the City’s agreement, click here.