New Brunswick

Retail Council calls foul over New Brunswick reopening dates

March 4, 2022

Retail Council of Canada is questioning New Brunswick’s decision to pull vaccination requirements, while waiting until March 14 to lift restrictions affecting retailers. Jim Cormier, Director of Government Relations in RCC’s Atlantic office, says that’s unfair.

“You could conceivably be shoulder-to-shoulder with your friends out at a karaoke bar, singing, drinking, having a great time, jammed in,” says Cormier. “Two stores away you may have an independent, main street retailer that only has maybe three employees and has been struggling for the last two years to get by — they still can’t allow more than one or two people into their shop.”

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