While we are committed to the principles of the New West Partnership agreement, BC’s Conservatives will champion a Made-In-BC approach for companies working in BC
For years we have heard from British Columbian’s who are losing their jobs, in their home communities, to workers that are flown in from companies registered out of Province.
While BC’s Conservatives are committed to the principles of the New West Partnership agreement, which allows for free flow of labour across all western provinces without penalty, we will champion a Made-In-BC approach for companies who work in BC.
“We believe in a made in BC workforce, working with BC companies”, stated Peace River South candidate Kathleen Connolly, who then continued:
“Let’s ensure we are providing apprentice training programs that can quickly move with shifting industrial needs; something which is currently a major problem with existing college funding.”
Long-time resource worker, and Kamloops North Thompson candidate Dennis Giesbrecht then observed, “In BC we see the necessity for a highly skilled workforce. A commitment to advanced training and apprenticeships will ensure our people have the skillset to fill rolls in significant numbers for BC projects.”
Through-out our province there are thousands of companies that are a part of our communities; and BC’s Conservatives want to encourage them to hire BC subcontractors and BC employees.
“From our place in the BC legislature, we will be looking for government to encourage companies to look at local suppliers and workforce’s before moving to other provinces”, the Conservative BC leader Trevor Bolin stated.
“Let’s make it a part of the social license component of doing business in BC”, Bolin concluded.