Chamber of Commerce looks to members for bridge reaction

By James Bowler
January 28, 2013 - 3:56pm

The Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce is now approaching businesses, surveying them to find out whether a second bridge in the city is necessary to their operations.

Merle Lacert, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, says this is to touch base with these people to make sure their needs are being heard.

“The Chamber’s intention is to go back and get an update from our members on their mandate regarding the second bridge,” said Lacert. “It’s a prime opportunity for us to collect some current insights from our members.”

Questions on the survey include, “To what degree has your business been affected by the recent Diefenbaker Bridge impacts/restrictions?” and “Do you feel the need for a Second Bridge is Prince Albert’s biggest Infrastructure need?”

Lacert says he hopes this gives members an opportunity to provide feedback.

“Being that we have such a large membership it’s always very difficult to collect insights,” said Lacert. “We just want to get some specifics from our members on their thoughts regarding the report, and how they’d like to see the Chamber focus our efforts in the future.

The survey itself is posted solely under the operations of the Chamber of Commerce and is not related to Mayor Greg Dionne’s campaign for a second bridge.

Lacert says that if there is support for the bridge, the Chamber will focus their efforts on this.

“This is a big issue and it won’t be solved quickly, so the Chamber looks to be involved with this over time,” said Lacert.

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