BC Jobs Plan: 5,300 Jobs Lost in October, Countless Lost Overall

Last week, a non-surprising breakthrough in Christy Clark’s BC Jobs Plan was made: net jobs in British Columbia went down…again!

Per official Statistics Canada numbers, BC lost 11,000 full-time jobs in October. This was met with an increase in the number of part-time jobs by roughly 5,600. The statistics also show that the unemployment numbers are getting better, by a mere 0.2%, and is now at 6.5% overall. However, the big caveat to that last statistic is that the labour force in BC contracted. read more

BC Liberal Government Wasted $66 Million In Taxpayer Dollars

News broke and poop hit the fans in Victoria this week. It was reported by the (independent) Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond that the BC Liberal government wasted more than $66 million over the last 12 years.

On what you ask? Meetings and fruitless initiatives to help improve the Aboriginal child welfare system. It’s a novel, worthy cause that the government ought to put money into. read more