The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce applauded measures announced recently by the province, including support programs for businesses, which pertain to the current COVID-19 situation.
• Self-Isolation Support Program
• Three Month PST Remittance Deferral and Audit Suspension
• Crown Utility Interest Deferral Programs
• Student Loan Repayment Moratorium
• Changes to Employment Standard Regulations
There is more information about these new supports here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news- and-media/2020/march/20/covid-19-financial-support.
The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce echoes recent comments by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and applauds the Premier, Cabinet and the entire Saskatchewan government for their tireless efforts in dealing with what has been an unprecedented situation.
The Weyburn Chamber is working closely with the Saskatchewan Chamber, which has had ongoing communication with federal and provincial officials to ensure we get accurate information and details to our local business community as soon as they become available.
While there has been much work done already, more needs to be done collectively to ensure a strong level of business continuance.
“The changes to the layoff notice policy will be a great benefit to both employees and employers. As well as offering some degree of certainty for business, this also allows everyone time to make plans for the future. Employees retain their jobs, it keeps them attached to the business, and allows them easier access to EI. We had asked the province for this change and we thank Minister Morgan for his leadership in getting it passed,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
“Our Weyburn businesses have already experienced unprecedented challenges within the last week and the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce will continue to serve and support our members going forward,” adds Twila Walkeden, executive director of the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce.
“Collectively we will push past these times and will emerge on the other side stronger and more resilient,” added Walkeden.
Find information on government programs and announcements on these websites: www.weyburnchamber.com and www.saskchamber.com.