Column: The COVID-19 surcharge – are you willing to pay?
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:12
- Bonny H.J. MacIsaac
I don’t think this is going to be a good idea. It's been all over the news the last few days. Now I am seeing it being put into effect at some of our businesses here on Cape Breton Island. The COVID- 19 surcharge or some are calling it a PPE (personal protective equipment) surcharge.
We all know everyone is affected by this pandemic. Many people have lost their jobs. We know the businesses that had to close have been hit hard, and have to put new measures into place to keep everyone safe when they re-open. But, is adding a surcharge on your bill the way to go about it? Would an increase in price be better? If one business is charging it and another not, which one would you go to?