When Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson hatched a plan to ban natural gas within Vancouver city limits by 2050, we went to work. By using regulation and legislation to ban natural gas, Robertson not only risked increasing heating costs for both renters and homeowners, but also, put good jobs across B.C. at risk.
Using social media, videos, and the mainstream media, ICBA and our allies pushed back against the ban. In late 2017, Robertson unequivocally surrendered, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with FortisBC protecting natural gas in the city, and even promising to convert vehicles to the fuel.