Letters to the Editor

Mining strategy fails B.C. workers

To the Editor,

The B.C. Liberals’ latest mining strategy is to let foreign companies develop and operate mines using ‘temporary’ Chinese workers.

Maybe Premier Christy Clark plans to ship unemployed British Columbians to China to build railroads.

After a few years of apprenticing overseas, they might be qualified to come home and get a non-union job with a Chinese company.

Clark did promise her government would create jobs and balance the budget, but she failed to mention the new jobs would be for Chinese workers.

Perhaps she intends to balance the budget by importing even more Chinese ‘temps’ to work in B.C. hospitals, B.C. schools, B.C. Hydro and B.C. Ferries.

Hopefully Clark will hire a couple Chinese communist government planners because they have demonstrated an innate talent for strategic planning.

There has got to be a better long-term strategy for B.C. than importing foreign workers to hasten the export our valuable non-renewable natural resources.

Lloyd Atkins


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Community Events, March 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Mar 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.