7TH Annual Robert E. Hall Legislative Conference

MARCH 12 & 13

Hotel Grand Pacific & BC Legislature, Victoria, BC

Sunday, March 11

Registration / Hospitality

Monday, March 12

Robert E. Hall Legislative Conference

Vancouver Island Ballroom Conference & Evening Reception

Tuesday, March 13

MLA Meetings - Legislature Buildings

About Robert E. Hall

Robert was a fire fighter with Vancouver, Local 18 and he was a leading voice as BCPFFA Secretary-Treasurer in a decade-long lobby to have the BC Government recognize health risks in fire fighters. On October 31, 2005 Robert led us to the Legislature in Victoria and sat in the public gallery for the first reading of the Worker's Compensation Amendment Act. It recognized 7 cancers as occupational diseases for fire fighters {Brain, Bladder, Colo-rectal, Kidney, Ureter, Primary non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and primary leukaemia}. Since then, Testicular, Lung, Esophageal cancers and Heart Disease have been added as presumptive.

On August 27, 2007 Rob succumbed to Occupational Cancer. BC Fire Fighters will be forever grateful of his leadership and vision in working with the provincial government to recognize and improve fire fighters' health and safety.