Charlottetown, PE – The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement from CEO, Penny Walsh-McGuire, regarding the decision by the four Atlantic Premiers to delay the re-opening of the Atlantic Bubble until May 3, 2021:

“Many Atlantic Canadians were looking forward to the re-opening of the Atlantic Bubble next week.  While we understand the need to delay the opening at this time, the news is disappointing for businesses and families alike.

As growing case counts in New Brunswick are of concern, we would encourage the governments of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to consider a phased approach to re-opening. This could include solutions to allow for safe travel between the three provinces until such time that the situation in New Brunswick changes.

Further to this, the ongoing uncertainty highlights how difficult it is for businesses to plan for the upcoming summer tourism season and why provincial and federal governments must expand and extend supports for our hardest-hit sectors.”

For more information on the announcement to delay the Atlantic Bubble, click here.



For more information, contact:

Sam MacPhail

Policy and Communications Manager

(902) 978-0058