Bc Jobs Plan

Staying The Course

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says her goal to transform British Columbia's economy into one of Canada's top job-creation engines has hit a rough p...

How's That Jobs Plan Working Out For You?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The unemployment rate jumped in British Columbia in July with the loss of 11,700 jobs, but the provincial government says there are almost...

Hopeful Sign For B.C. Economy?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's jobs minister is pleased with Statistics Canada's latest figures showing B.C. led the country in job creation in June, a...

Tax Credits are a Bad Business

Jordan Bateman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

It's bad enough that many municipalities are hiking property taxes this year, but the provincial government's decision to kill a light industry tax credit is piling on B.C.'s job creators -- and highlighting why such tax credits are bad policy in the first place.

The LNG Jobs Myth

Sandy Garossino | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Natural gas, being sold as a huge job creator is actually an employment deadbeat. While natural gas contributes fully 3.2% of our total GDP, its work force is tiny, just 3,500 souls, or .15% of provincial employment. Electrical equipment manufacturers employ more people in B.C. than oil and gas. Natural gas is shipped east through pipelines, so there are no trucking or ports benefits. And most of the $6 billion in natural gas earnings don't stay in B.C., but take a direct flight across the Rockies to Calgary. Which might explain why some B.C. politicians organize fundraisers there.

Who Do You Trust On Job Numbers?

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Liberals have been banking on a jobs and economic growth platform to lead them to victory, but with four days left until voting d...

Clark Visits Key Liberal Riding

The Canadian Press | Dirk Meissner and Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OAK BAY, B.C. - As the leaders of B.C.'s four main parties prepare for a televised debate Monday night, Premier Christy Clark spent part of Saturday v...

So, How's That BC Jobs Plan Working Out?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Six months ago, Premier Christy Clark was touting British Columbia as Canada's job-creation engine, cranking out 57,000 new jobs and outpac...

HOW MANY Jobs Has B.C. Lost?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s jobs plan is working, despite dismal employment figures provincially and nationally in March, said Jobs Minister Pat Bell.On Friday,...

B.C. Unemployment Spikes

CBC | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The latest jobs figures from Statistics Canada show a spike in unemployment in B.C. The rate jumped to 7 per cent in March, up from 6.3 p...

Staying The Course On Jobs Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Jobs Minister Pat Bell says the latest jobless numbers prove Canada is facing a volatile economic situation and the government will st...

B.C. Jobless Rate Climbs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is trying to put the best possible spin on the latest figures showing an increase in the province's jobless rate, sayin...

Government Ads Use And Abuse Taxpayers' Money

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Once upon a time, a popular opposition firebrand named Christy Clark stood up in the B.C. Legislature to rip the NDP government for spending tax dollars on shameless, self-promoting advertising. Fast forward 13 years and there was Clark, now B.C. Liberal premier, last week holding court for 90 seconds of taxpayer-funded TV ad time to laud her B.C. Jobs Plan -- even promising that four more weekly installments are on the way.

B.C. Is Leaking Jobs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia is losing jobs faster than anywhere else in the country, say numbers released by Statistics Canada. The number of B.C. jobs lost i...

Clark Unveils Long-Awaited B.C. Jobs Plan

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - British Columbia has a "generational opportunity" to lead the pack when it comes to creating and keeping jobs throughout Canada, Premier C...