Customers tell the Nova Scotia Government to "Bring Back Our Mall Gift

HALIFAX, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Greenwood Mall, Mic Mac Mall and Halifax Shopping Centre announced today that the response to their new website, has been overwhelming.

In just three weeks, more than 1000 letters have been sent to provincial MLA's through the website or collected through the guest services located at the centres.

The website was set up to respond to recent Nova Scotia regulations which came into effect on February 1 which eliminated the popular shopping centre gift cards from the Nova Scotia malls.

Through the website, customers encouraged their MLA and the Nova Scotia Government to revise the regulations and allow gift cards to continue to be sold by shopping centres.

"Customers are genuinely disappointed they can no longer buy our gifts cards," commented Linda Townsend Marketing Director, Halifax Shopping Centre.

Terry Harvie, General Manager Mic Mac Mall added, "We don't normally take a position like this, but this legislation is unnecessary, is not in keeping with other provinces and will, in the end, cost Nova Scotia consumers more to purchase a similar product.

Harvie continued, "We weren't sure if they would care enough to support us and the overwhelming response reinforces that our position is logical and reasonable. We are simply seeking the same solution as regulations in New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.

"The government did not follow our suggestions, but maybe they will listen to our customers," commented Susan Tidman Marketing Director for Greenwood Mall.


For further information: For further information: Susan Tidman, Marketing Director, Greenwood Mall, (902) 765-4206; Cathy Murray, Property Manager, Mic Mac Mall, (902) 463-5891; Linda Townsend, Marketing Director, Halifax Shopping Centre, (902) 454-8666

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