Don’t get me wrong, I like a good fairy tale as much as the next guy. But, the same old story wears a little thin after a while; especially if it’s too far-fetched.
For more than two years, Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals have been spinning their “jobs plan” story. Millions of our dollars were spent on feel-good propaganda extolling it. But the actual facts tell a very different story.
Since the plan was introduced, B.C. has experienced a net loss of 6,700 private-sector jobs, the worst record of all Canadian provinces.
During the last month alone, we lost a total of 8,200 jobs. Recently, Clark herself grudgingly admitted that her plan has not produced positive results.
But instead of a meaningful, realistic response, she just tells us another story. You know, the one about the LNG goose and the golden eggs it might lay at some time in the future.
Meanwhile, as NDP jobs critic Harry Bains has noted, she has abandoned the B.C. film industry at a critical time, she has no plan for forest-dependent communities losing their mills, and she refuses to ensure that the new B.C. Ferries fleet is built in this province by B.C. workers.
I guess those stories are too mundane for the premier’s taste.