For Immediate Release
January 24, 2024

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO, Bridgitte Anderson, has issued a statement in response to the appointment of Vince Ready as a special mediator in the transit labour dispute:

“We welcome the appointment of Vince Ready as special mediator by the provincial government. Mr. Ready’s credentials are well demonstrated, and the appointment conveys the seriousness of the dispute’s economic impact. 

In the two days services were shut down, we heard from countless businesses of the economic harm resulting from 300,000 people that use the bus and SeaBus not being able to get to and from work and move effectively around the region. We call on the leadership of CUPE 4500 to publicly commit that there will be no further disruptions to services during the mediation process.

We urge both parties to find an agreement that restores confidence in our transit system and protects the long-term financial viability of transit services in the region.”


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
604-640-5454 |

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