Media Advisory - New Brunswick Budget: Retail industry spokesperson available for comment

HALIFAX, Jan. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada's Director, Government Relations, Jim Cormier is available for comment on behalf of the retail sector prior to and following the New Brunswick Budget announcement next Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Retail is the largest private sector employer in New Brunswick and is one of the only business sectors that can be found in every New Brunswick constituency.

Mr. Cormier will be arriving in Fredericton on Monday evening. He is available Tuesday morning before participating in the budget lock-up and will be available after the budget is tabled.

To arrange an interview, please contact Jim Cormier at 902-818-7738 or via email at

Retail is Canada's largest employer with 2.2 million Canadians working in our industry. The sector annually generates payroll of $60 billion and $350 billion in sales (excluding vehicles and gasoline) as of 2014. Retail Council of Canada (RCC) members' represent more than two thirds of retail sales in the country. RCC is a not-for-profit industry-funded association and represents small, medium and large retail business in every community across the country. As the Voice of Canadian retailers we proudly represent more than 45,000 storefronts in all retail formats, including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent retailers and online merchants.    @RetailCouncil  @RCCMySTORE

SOURCE Retail Council of Canada

For further information: Colin Asuncion, Retail Council of Canada,, 416.467.3782


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