Episode 36: Jim Cormier, the Atlantic Director, Government Relations, with Retail Council of Canada

Ivy and Paul are talking to Jim Cormier, the Atlantic Director, Government Relations, with Retail Council of Canada. Jim will be discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the retail sector and how local retail businesses have responded and adapted. Plus Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, has some news on the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. We also have directives from the Nova Scotia Health Authority regarding international students. On Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones; a rundown on upcoming events in Downtown Halifax; and a quick overview of Develop Nova Scotia’s Evergreen Festival.

Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

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Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/

im Cormier, the Atlantic Director, Government Relations, with Retail Council of Canada. https://www.retailcouncil.org/

Bizz Buzz: Tori McLeod, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

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Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

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