Letters to the Editor

Jobs plan not working

Statistics Canada announced the loss of almost 16,000 jobs in January in B.C. In particular, most of these losses were borne by women over age 25 with part-time jobs in caregiving and social assistance, two areas that are funded by the B.C. government.

This is the reality behind the endless TV advertising by the B.C. Liberals in their pre-election campaign under the pretense that “it’s all about jobs.”

In reality, ever since Christy Clark launched her “BC Jobs Plan” almost 18 months ago, the B.C. private sector has lost nearly 40,000 jobs, including many in the construction industry, which is the largest contributor to the B.C. Liberals’ election fund. The result is that B.C. has the third-worst job growth in Canada in the last 12 months.

The B.C. Liberals are obsessed with presenting an image that they are better “stewards of the economy” than the NDP – but to do this they have chosen to sell off B.C.’s assets, make deals with Chinese and foreign mining companies, slash health funding and increase MSP premiums, etc.

This is not economic management – it is a scorched-earth policy to keep their own well-paid jobs at any cost (to the rest of us).

 

Herb Spencer, Surrey

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Mt. Revelstoke & Glacier National Park hours to be reduced as result of layoffs
 
Recreation users suggest ending pool subsidy for tourists
 
Council opts to buy $887,000 replacement fire truck
Four parties make their case at Columbia River-Revelstoke all-candidates forum
 
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
Velma McKay and Vicky Dalton are Women of the Year
Gathering brings out the many colours of our mountain culture
 
Aaron Cosbey
 
Nelson Polar Bear Swim splashes down

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.