Restriction Exemption program hastily implemented says CFIB

Beginning this week Alberta business owners had to choose whether to take part in the Restriction Exemption Program or go back to reducing capacity, putting them back into restriction mode. Some are saying this is the government’s way of downloading the liability onto business owners and that they could suffer again.

Annie Dormuth is with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and she joined Jeannette Rocher earlier this week to discuss how establishments have been handling this abrupt change.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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