Large B.C. construction sites must have flushable toilets, says Premier David Eby

Vancouver Sun | David Carrigg | Published Oct 16, 2023 

New law will ban porta-potties at building sites with more than 25 workers

B.C. construction projects with more than 25 workers must have access to a flushable toilet, according to a law to be introduced by Premier David Eby.

Speaking at the B.C. Building Trades constitutional convention in Victoria on Monday, Eby said that requirements for flushing toilets with running water would improve the lives of construction workers.

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“If we want people to work in the trades, if we want to show people that this is a great way to support your family and build your community, the basic ability to go to a bathroom that doesn’t stink, that isn’t a mess, where you can flush a toilet, is a basic requirement for a decent job site,” Eby told delegates.

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