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LANGLEY, B.C. — The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) has sent a letter to B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh calling for a stop to pay equity legislation.

BCTA president and CEO Paul Landry wrote the letter, which criticizes the government’s lack of consultation before introducing the legislation.

In the letter, Landry pointed out that the government should first consult with stakeholders, understand the implications of the new policy and assure the public that the adopted policy will be fairly implemented and solve the problem being addressed.

“None of these conditions appear to be met by the proposed pay equity legislation,” said Landry in his letter. “Unless, and until, the government can say with good conscience that it has met the criteria outlined above, it should stay any attempt at legislating pay equity.

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