8TH Annual Robert E. Hall Legislative ConferencE

MARCH 4 & 5, 2019

Hotel Grand Pacific & BC Legislature

Victoria, BC


BC Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial

MARCH 4, 2019

BC Parliament Building South Lawn

Victoria BC

Sunday, March 3

Registration / Hospitality

Monday, March 4

Robert E. Hall Legislative Conference

BC Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial

Tuesday, March 5

MLA Meetings - Legislature Buildings

Evening Reception

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.