For Immediate Release
June 12, 2024

VANCOUVER, B.C — Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, has issued the following statement:

"Companies in B.C. already contend with some of the highest costs and strictest regulatory and tax environments in North America. We are concerned that the new regulations will impose additional burdens and reduce flexibility, inevitably leading to even higher costs for transportation and food delivery services. These new regulations also risk resulting in less work for ride-hailing and food delivery workers and ultimately lower overall wages.

"There are some positive measures being advanced that respond to our policy paper, 'A Path Forward for the Gig Economy', such as guaranteeing a minimum wage. We will continue to advocate for a balanced approach that safeguards workers while preserving the flexibility, independence, and supplementary income opportunities inherent in gig work."


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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