In British Columbia, we are experiencing a steady decline in the proportion of goods producing jobs. These now account for less than 20% of the province’s employment.
Worst hit is manufacturing. In the last year of NDP administration, the proportion of manufacturing jobs in the goods producing sector was 50%. It is now 37%, with the worst declines under Clark.
BC Liberals have focused on non-renewable resource industries and consistently argued their policies of subsidies, reduced taxes and industry self-regulation would result in sustained job growth. Statistics Canada surveys paint an opposite story.
The remaining items were first published May 10, 2015.
The final item is intended to remind us that, for corporate welfare bums, creating good quality jobs is not high on the list of priorities.