CBC: B.C. business council calls for more help for ailing consumer-based industries

March 30, 2020
Colin Wong


B.C. business leaders are worried industries selling consumer services such as tourism, fitness, retail and restaurants will not survive the COVID-19 pandemic unless they get more help from the federal and provincial governments.

Vice-president of the Business Council of British Columbia, Jock Finlayson, said projections show B.C.'s economy could shrink anywhere from seven to 12 per cent due to the effects of business closures and the impact of social distancing measures.

But he said it is important to follow what health officials are directing them to do to stop the spread of the virus.

"We're not taking a Donald Trump view that says, you know, we got to get the economy back open in the next three weeks, or before Easter," said Finlayson.

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