For Immediate Release
April 23, 2024

VANCOUVER, B.C — In response to the Provincial Government’s decision to pause work on Bill 12, Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, has issued the following statement:

“We are pleased to see the provincial government listening to the concerns of the business community and choosing to pause work on Bill 12.

The potential ramifications of Bill 12’s expansive interpretation, as summarized in several articles from B.C.’s legal community, were of serious concern to B.C. businesses.

We hope that the government chooses not to pursue Bill 12 in the future. Instead, we would welcome the opportunity to work with the government to develop measures that are well-targeted and effective, ensuring they protect British Columbians without causing unintended consequences.

We look forward to continuing to work with the government to safeguard the physical and mental health and wellbeing of British Columbians.”


About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada’s leading business association, engaging members to positively impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one third of B.C.’s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through unique programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events businesses in the country, providing a platform for national and international business and thought leaders to further enlighten B.C.’s business leaders.


Media contact:

Federico Cerani
Communications Manager
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
604-640-5450 |

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