Site C should create jobs for Canadians

We have heard Premier Christy Clark say Site C is going to provide jobs for the people of B.C.

To the Editor,

We have heard Premier Christy Clark say Site C is going to provide jobs for the people of B.C.

Would someone then explain why so many contracts have been awarded to foreign companies? With all the unemployment we have in Canada, why are the B.C. Liberals handing out jobs to foreign corporations and temporary foreign workers? Aren’t the unemployed in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, etc., good enough to work in B.C. on something which will be paid for by B.C. taxpayers?

All those ‘free trade’ agreements signed by the previous federal government have provisions for foreign corporations to bring in their own workers, if they have contracts in Canada.

Did Clark forget Site C is being built on traditional First Nations land? Why aren’t First Nations workers in the area being trained for these jobs?

Whatever is going on, the B.C. Liberals owe it to us, the taxpayers, to come clean about who is getting the contracts and jobs on Site C. It is, after all, going to cost us, the taxpayers at least $8 billion. If Site C is going ahead, the jobs must be given to Canadian workers. There are tens of  thousands of unemployed in this country with the skills and education to do the work.

We don’t need foreign workers. We need Canadian workers for Canadian jobs.

E. A. FosterNanaimo

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