Business in Vancouver: Pandemic crisis sidelines provincial policies


The Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) has asked the provincial government to call a halt to all spending and policies not related to health care and stabilizing the economy.

“Government needs to stand down on everything it’s been doing that isn’t focused on health system resiliency and keeping the economy from basically collapsing,” said BCBC executive vice-president and chief policy officer Jock Finlayson. “We want an across-the-board moratorium on all new fees, all new regulatory measures, all policy consultations.

“There are all kinds of consultation processes underway between the government and various industry sectors,” he said. “Companies are not in a position to engage in that right now because they’re busy trying to stay alive and look after their employees.”

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