B.C. introduces controversial labour billGovernment attempts to balance interests of unions and businessBy 08/15/2001|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/08/2003 Bill 18, B.C.’s Skills Development and Labour Statutes Amendment Act, 2001, comes as no surprise: it contains four of the newly-elected Liberal government’s New Era commitments to "protect the public and restore flexibility and democratic rights to the workplace." That doesn’t mean that the bill’s reforms are popular. In fact, business and labour alike are up in arms over what's included in the bill – and what's not. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.