What is PassportEats.ca?
The site started as a way to collect, list, share, and promote Alberta establishments that were planning to participate in the Alberta "Restrictions Exemption Program" (Vaccine Passports, they are called passports!). The original list saw 168 submissions from all across Alberta and had tens of thousands of views.
See the original list here.
On February 8, 2020, the UPC government announced that they were ceasing the REP program while hospitalization, and ICU numbers, continue to surge. His presser indicated that businesses will be allowed to continue with the program if they so choose. To assist these businesses, the site was reset so that a fresh list could be compiled.
As always with the site there are no ads, no data collected for sale or rent, and no cost to use the site.
Who runs this site?
I'm a private citizen that prefers to focus on local issues. You can find me on Twitter if you like at @tooq. I used to work in the hospitality industry, I own a small business, and I'm a lifelong Albertan. I've built some sites you may have heard of in the news: ymmfire.ca to help those fleeing the Fort Mac fires (now offline), https://alberta15.ca to help promote businesses that disagreed with the minimum wage rollback for minors (also where I copied this site from to save some time).
What's the Catch When I Post Here?
There is none. No advertising, no selling submitted info. I'm a small business owner, a fan of shopping local, and this isn't a money making endeavour. If this takes off and compiles a list of responsible businesses in Alberta and helps to promote vaccinations, then that's enough for me. Need more details? Use the form below and I'll respond to your questions. The site does utilize Google Analytics so I can keep an eye on traffic and general behaviours. Form data is obviously used to run the site.
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Use the contact form is below should you have questions.
And just a reminder to those that don't believe in the freedoms of those that simply wish to remain more cautious at this time, and instead seek to threaten, harass, or otherwise be a neer-do-well: IPs are tracked on every site you visit on the web and I will report and cooperate with authorities as needed. Just because I won't profit in any way from the data does not mean that I do not have access to said data until I choose to wipe it.