A Message from Executive Director Jeff Guignard About the BCGEU Strike
This Monday, British Columbia’s entire $15 billion liquor and cannabis industries were thrown into disarray when the British Columbia BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) commenced strike action outside of four critical Liquor Distribution Branch warehouses.
Communication taken from ABLE BC.
As you are already aware, due to BCGEU strike action the LDB has temporarily shut down its distribution centres and Wholesale Customer Centre. This means that BC's liquor and cannabis businesses will not receive any products from the LDB until the strike action is over. As a reminder, the job action at distribution centres and the WCC will not impact ordering from BDL or local producers offering direct delivery. Both BDL and our BC-based producers stand ready to accept your orders.
Select Standing Committee On Finance and government services releases report on budget 2023 consultations
The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia released the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services report on Budget 2023 consultations. The budgetary consultation process was created in the early 2000s and provides insight into the themes that emerge from the over 1000 submissions that the Committee receives and finds compelling.
The BCHA is pleased to share our submission for the Federal Growth Strategy, which mirrors key asks from our national hotel and tourism sector. In addition to outlining the key asks and pillars in our collective strategy -- Labour, Borders and Transportation, Investment and Building a Regenerative and Inclusive Tourism Sector-- the BCHA always drew attention to key infrastructure projects across BC to address our hotel shortage; provincial workforce projects, training programs, and upskilling opportunities; immigration policy changes to support ; along with investments in provincial sustainability programs.