30 March 2020 – Premier’s Economic Recovery Council and PEI Sourced Solutions

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: PEI
Lead People/Agency: Premier Dennis King

Overview: Premier Dennis King announced two key initiatives to engage Islanders and the business community in identifying opportunities to address economic and supply challenges: the Economic Recovery Council, which will advise the Premier on the issues being faced by the business community and opportunities as the province looks down the road to economic recovery, and PEI Sourced Solutions, an online portal to help Island residents and businesses meet the challenges of the pandemic, including the need for medical supplies, virtual care services, or to share ideas on how the province can help businesses and industries weather the impacts of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/premier-announces-initiatives-support-covid-19-specific-needs

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Economic and supply challenges have been identified and the Province is looking to businesses and industries for help in weathering the impacts of COVID-19.