© Times-Herald photo by Joel van der Veen
Jessie Radies, an Edmonton restaurant owner and the founder of Live Local Alberta, spoke at the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association's annual general meeting on Thursday.
By Joel van der Veen
Speakers at the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association’s annual general meeting on Thursday made several allusions to the cuts made in Saskatchewan’s new budget, in which funding for the province’s Enterprise Regions was eliminated entirely.
But one person voiced his feelings succinctly.
“I’m just a little pissed off,” said Brian Martynook, president of the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce, who introduced the event’s keynote speaker, Edmonton entrepreneur Jessie Radies.
The announcement of the funding cuts, made on Wednesday, had a direct impact on attendance at the general meeting, said SEDA executive director Verona Thibault.
Many of the expected guests were employed or involved with the Enterprise Regions, and several had to send their regrets as they instead dealt with the fallout from the budget.
The meeting was held Thursday at the Heritage Inn in Moose Jaw. A lunch was served, followed by Radies’ presentation, and later the meeting itself. About 25 people, including Mayor Glenn Hagel, attended the event.
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