Apr. 8, 2021
VANCOUVER, B.C. —The B.C. Government announced today that businesses impacted by the public health orders and guidelines announced on March 29, 2021 will be eligible for support. In response, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO, Bridgitte Anderson, released the following statement:
“Over the past year, businesses have overwhelmingly demonstrated their commitment to flatten the curve, but many were shaken by the sudden order to close or stop in-person services and others are wondering what might be in store for them.
We welcome the announcement of additional support today as it acknowledges the impact of the closures and lost income for entrepreneurs. It is especially encouraging that the funding will flow swiftly.
Moving forward, should the B.C. Government consider additional measures or new restrictions, we encourage them to work closely with the business community and ensure clear criteria are established so businesses have the opportunity to plan ahead and understand how they will be impacted.
While vaccines continue to roll out across the province, the rise of variants and hospitalizations suggest the end of the pandemic is not as near as we’d hoped. It is more important than ever that the government and business community work together to address the economic impacts of COVID-19 and rebuild a competitive and resilient province.”
David van Hemmen
Director, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade