The EDCC Goes to the Legislative Assembly

… virtually, that is. Many thanks to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and to Mr. Bob D’Eith the Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, for continuing with their work in an online forum.

Clyde MacGregor, General Manager of the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce, attended the hearing on June 2nd, 2020, delivering a series of requests for funding consideration the the Legislature. These included:

  • increased internet connectivity for rural areas and internet support for business
  • increased training, pivoting training and flexibility of e-learning for all forms of ticketing and learning throughout British Columbia, to assist with worker education and upgrading
  • increased support for trades and technology skills training for workers, to support British Columbia businesses, with a focus on increasing these jobs in rural areas
  • support for local micro-business and sole proprietorships, including support for worker absence wage subsidies, micro-grants for business and rebates and support for re-opening and further closures as they may occur.

You can listen to the audio file of the hearing here:

You can also read the transcript of the meeting here.

 

Many thanks to Robin Cardew from the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Aaron Mannella from Williams Lake, representing the Williams Lake Indian Band, for their thoughtful and insightful presentations.

 

#EDCC, #GVCC, #OkWeGotThis

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