Business in Vancouver: B.C. extends temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending Aug. 30

June 25, 2020
Colin Wong


In a separate statement from a number of business associations in B.C., the sector it is glad of the decision to extend the temporary layoff period, as it gives businesses more breathing room for sorting out their finances and to potentially hire people back.

“We appreciate the government listening to the businesses community and providing the necessary extension," said Greater Vancouver Board of Trade president and CEO Bridgitte Anderson in the statement. "Collaboration has never been more important and it will be vital moving forward. As we restart more of B.C.’s economy, employers will continue to work overtime to do whatever is in their power to bring their customers and employees back.”

Greg D’Avignon, president and CEO of the Business Council of BC, agreed.

"This issue is one of many before us that we will need to work together on to climb out of the deepest economic hole in a century," D'Avignon said in his statement. "I want to thank the Premier for listening to our concerns and acting in the spirit of collaboration."

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