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The Squamish Chief: Province wraps up review of natural resource project regulation system

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But the Business Council of British Columbia has significant concerns with the report’s recommendations.

In a letter posted to its website, the group argues that role of governments is to enforce laws, policies, and regulations, not to oversee professional standards. Additional regulations will put too much of a burden on business and investment in the province, they said.
 

“This report suggests the provincial government does not trust qualified professionals to do their job at the appropriate standard.  As such, it may place a chill on BC’s ability to attract and retain these professionals in the future,” Greg D’Avignon, president, and CEO of the Business Council, said in the statement.

“At this point, the most sensible thing the government can do is shelve the report.”

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