Thank you for a great article on the Hammond Mill, an employer that helped build this community.
Jobs at the mill helped families plan futures, buy homes, and raise healthy and strong families.
Jobs at the mill paid a livable wage so people could do those basic things.
Currently, the BC Liberal government is spending millions of dollars touting its Jobs Plan, which Premier Christy Clark promised would make us number one in Canada.
How's that working for you, Ms. Premier? As of December 2012, we were the worst in the West at job creation, and the fourth best in Canada. And on year-over-year performance, B.C. actually comes in sixth.
And how many of those jobs are minimum wage, part-time, no-benefits kinds of jobs?
The unemployment rate when the Jobs Plan was announced was 6.8 per cent - the unemployment rate 14 months later is 6.8 per cent.
Maybe this government should get busy creating livable jobs, rather than spending all that money on spin.
Bob Goos, Maple Ridge
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