Media Release: Saskatchewan Chamber Applauds New Supports from Provincial Government

March 20, 2020

For immediate release March 20/2020

Media Release: Saskatchewan Chamber Applauds New Supports from Provincial Government

Regina, SK - Today the province announced several important and welcome supports which pertain to the current COVID-19 situation.

These include:

  • 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
  • Business Response Team

Read more about these new supports here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/march/20/covid-19-financial-support.

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) applauds the Premier, Cabinet and the entire Saskatchewan government for their tireless efforts in dealing with what has been an unprecedented situation. The Saskatchewan Chamber has had ongoing communication with federal and provincial officials to ensure it gets accurate information and details to the Saskatchewan 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.

"We are confident that while the world is facing enormous challenges right now, our collective strength will serve us well and we will get through this," added McLellan. 

Find information on government programs and announcements on website at www.saskchamber.com. Please check back often for updates.

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business and represents the interests of over 10,000 individual businesses, industry associations, and local chambers across the province through its chamber network. Information on COVID-19 and all other business issues can be found on www.saskchamber.com

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Contact:
Steve McLellan, CEO
smclellan@saskchamber.com, (306) 352-2671

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