Ensure British Columbians feel safe, secure, and no longer have to fear not only continued unemployment, but also under-employment
Employment in British Columbia is still lagging behind pre-COVID numbers, and if this pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we are vulnerable as a province and a country.
A statement from Conservative BC leader Trevor Bolin, regarding the February 2021 Labour Force Survey:
“In looking at the latest Statistic Canada Labour Force survey, (February 2021), it’s clear that Central Canada, (Ontario and Quebec), had the largest employment gains.
Meanwhile in BC, while we had an increase of 27,000 jobs, only 0.2% of them were full-time positions, and part-time employment saw a jump of 4.1%. Those, according to Stats-Can, were largely in retail, trade, and educational services.
The government of B.C. shouldn’t be congratulating themselves just yet on these results. Employment in British Columbia is still lagging behind pre-COVID numbers, and if this pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we are vulnerable as a province and a country.
Now is the time to attract a Made-In-BC manufacturing industry and ensure that every bit of red-tape is removed from the provinces resource sector.
The provincial governments needs to work with and encourage B.C. businesses to be resourceful in creating and developing new projects along with well-paying family sustaining jobs. Private business has come through in the past, risen above, and set new employment record, but they can not do it with a premier that doesn’t champion them.
We call upon Premier Horgan’s government to do this, starting today.
Ensure British Columbians feel safe, secure, and no longer have to fear, not only against continued unemployment, but also under-employment.”
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