The Progressive Economics Forum: 3 worrisome facts about BC’s job market on the eve of Budget 2015

2015 marks the sixth year of BC’s recovery from the recession. But it’s been a slow and largely jobless recovery in BC. 1. BC needs 93,000 more jobs to return to our pre-recession employment rate (the proportion of working age British Columbians who have jobs). Only 71.2% of working age British Columbians have jobs today. This ...

Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberal’s Election Budget Won’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

Richard Hughes PoliticalBlogger The BC Liberals Election Budget is exactly that, an election budget.  The release was met with wide eyed disbelief from many observers and straight out rejection by others. Yes there are a few plums and illusions of benefits for young families but then those gains are countered by a raised cost for ...

Christy Clark’s BS Budget

Kevin Falcon, BC’s soon to be unemployed Finance Minister tabled his “Prudent and Responsible” Budget today.  Which would be fine, if it were true, but it’s not. The reason his budget is complete and utter bullshit is his plan to privatize one of BCs few remaining moneymaking corporations, the Liquor Distribution Branch.  According . . ...