Retail Council of Canada (RCC) welcomes the measures announced today by Public Safety Minister Geneviève Guilbault to ensure a safe holiday shopping season for all. RCC stresses that these measures are largely in line with the recommendations made to its retailers since the beginning of the pandemic and that the industry’s self-regulation has so far made it possible to maintain effective health and safety measures within retail.
“We understand that the government must give itself the tools to intervene with certain retailers that are not as collaborative. In addition, we are reassured by the government guidelines which confirm that our current health measures passed the test when it comes to fighting the pandemic. The health and safety of employees and consumers remain the top priority of our retailers,” said Marc Fortin, President of Retail Council of Canada Quebec.
RCC would like to thank the representatives of the Government of Quebec for their collaborative approach with the various stakeholders in the retail trade. This collaboration and mutual understanding of the issues has so far helped maintain economic activity in the retail sector.
In closing, RCC would like to emphasize that the next few days will allow us to verify the effectiveness and applicability of these rules. The situation must be monitored, and the government must be prepared to adjust measures as needed.
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