Industry built many centres
To the Editor,
I am against foreign workers being brought into B.C. to do jobs that our workers could be trained to do.
However, I noted that the B.C. Federation of Labour supported the Vancouver Occupy movement last year.
This group declined unanimously to not accept an offer of the mayor of Dawson Creek to move up north and take hundreds of good paying jobs. He was also going to pay their bus fare.
Now, the federation is against foreign workers. How hypocritical.
It also doesn’t help that some of our left-wing politicians and supporters believe you shouldn’t have to move away to get a job. What a pathetic attitude.
Many towns – Mackenzie, Powell River, Kitimat, Ocean Falls – were built and settled by industry.
If people do not want to work, what are mining companies to do?