Comox Valley Chamber
Above all else, business are asking government for three things:
- To work with banks and lending institutions to offer zero-interest loans, loan guarantees, or lines of credit
- To be more flexible around timelines for tax remittances
- To enhance EI access or wage replacement for employees
Over the weekend we took your feedback to government.
They are working to remove red tape and get cash flowing to the business community.
In the meantime, some immediate measures have been announced to assist with your liquidity, operational concerns, and business continuity plans.
Here is a sample of what you’ll find there:
COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program
provides the option to defer bill payments or arrange for flexible payment plans with no penalty. Call BC Hydro's customer team at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) to discuss options.
Export Development Canada (EDC)
. In partnership with the federal government and Canadian banks, EDC will ensure customers impacted by COVID-19
have access to credit.
Please reach out to our Chamber team if you have any questions or need help navigating the information. We are here for you.
Dianne Hawkins, CEO