FSJ Chamber creates vaccine passport survey, delves into concerns

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is encouraging business owners to take…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is encouraging business owners to take its vaccine passport survey to see where they stand.

“Share with your networks so that we can collect the statistical data necessary to respond to our elected officials in an informed and educated manner about what our region wants and needs,” says the Chamber.

The survey was included in a release sent out by the Chamber Thursday outlining its members’ concerns with the Province’s announcement on Monday.

Data collected will help bring an understanding of the impacts the decision will have on the region, according to the Chamber.

The organzation adds it will continue to provide businesses with information and education related to the current public health regulations.

“We want to ensure our membership and community that we are taking the current PHO regulations very seriously and are working to ensure our northern voice is heard as well ensure our businesses are equipped and prepared with the information they need to continue to remain open.”

The Chamber also addresses the conversations happening regarding the passport, including the BC Chamber’s support, and the impacts to members and the community.

“We are deeply concerned over the recent announcement by the PHO Vaccine Verification at businesses, public venues and events. Our priority is our members and community and the support of economic development and
recovery.”

Over the past week, other Peace region Chambers have voiced their displeasure with the BC Chamber for not consulting with members before announcing their support for the passport. Cheryl Montgomery, with the FSJ Chamber, spoke with the BC Chamber CEO, Fiona Famulak, following their announcement to express concerns about not being consulted.

“Measures will be implemented in the future to ensure the voice of our region is being heard in future decisions pertaining to our membership and advocacy.”

The organzation listed nine concerns about the vaccine card, such as implementation, enforcement, impact, inequity, and compromise.

The FSJ Chamber says it would also like to see the long-term plan to promote and increase the vaccination numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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