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  • SKCA opposed to provincial lockdown, saying the economic devastation would wreak long-term havoc

    November 13, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
     
    Saskatchewan Construction Association (SKCA) opposed to provincial lockdown, saying the economic devastation would wreak long-term havoc
     
    Regina, SK – Today, SKCA’s President and CEO, Mark Cooper, released the following statement amidst the growing pressure to lock down the province again during the second wave of COVID-19:
     
    “Another lockdown would bring economic devastation on a level that we would not recover from for a very long time.” Cooper states, “Businesses that are already struggling, if subjected to closure again, will not survive. Saskatchewan people will lose their jobs, their livelihoods – and this opens up very serious and costly societal and mental health repercussions for our entire system and jeopardizes the quality of life that Saskatchewan residents deserve.
     
    The reality is that a lockdown is not necessary if we all strictly adhere to the guidelines; wear a mask; maintain physical distancing; and stay home if you are sick – we can and will control the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that are capable of accommodating these guidelines should be able to stay open. Construction companies in particular have a proven track record of following safety guidelines on site, these precautions are simply another tool to be utilized in staying safe and are a challenge that construction professionals are more than prepared to accommodate.
     
    As citizens, we must hold ourselves, co-workers, and loved ones accountable for acting responsibly. We cannot rely on government to enforce a lockdown when it’s not truly necessary to combat this illness. The power to curb the spread COVID-19, and remain open, lies with each of us.”
     
    “I applaud Premier Scott Moe and the government for their ongoing and timely safety efforts here in Saskatchewan. It is my sincere hope that by working together, we can continue to stay safe and stay open – the quality of life that Saskatchewan residents enjoy depends on it.”
     
     
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    For more information or to arrange an interview with Mark Cooper, please contact:
    Megan Jane, Manager of Marketing and Communications for the SKCA
    meganj@scaonline.ca
    306-529-7377


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