Globe and Mail: B.C.’s COVID-19 rates have begun to decline, easing strain on health care system


Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of British Columbia, acknowledged Dr. Henry has to approve resumption of the economy, but said it’s crucial to do so.

“We do need to recognize that, as important as managing the pandemic is, and we defer to the people in government on that, it’s also important that we have a functioning economy. We don’t want too many more months like March, where 132,000 people [in B.C.] lost their jobs,” he said. “That’s three-and-a-half years of job growth wiped out in one month.”

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