Surrey Now-Leader: Vaccine card allows British Columbians to ‘get on with our lives,’ business group says


Several business groups have asked the province to consider a vaccine pass system and it looks like they’ll soon be getting their wish.

In a letter to the province last week, the Business Council for B.C. was one of the organizations to ask for a “vaccination verification program to mitigate the transmission of outbreaks.”

Speaking just prior to the vaccine card announcement, president and CEO Greg D’Avignon said that that such a system was necessary to rebuild customer confidence and help B.C.’s economy recover from the pandemic.

“Obviously, we’re facing a fourth wave and businesses need as many tools as possible to return to certainty and predictability for both employees and keeping them safe as well as the businesses in their business environment.”

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