Jobs in the mining industry pay over $100,000 per year. In addition to that, these jobs create an additional 2+ spin-off jobs from every one of those mining jobs!
Thousand of young people have gone through Thompson Rivers University here in Kamloops, and other schools of training through-out the province, to learn jobs in the resource industry. These individuals are our children ... our husbands and wives ... friends ... and other family members.
They need jobs that will match the skills they have trained for!
We cannot expect to have the social services we desire ... nor health care services ... nor schools ... hospital buildings ... road construction and more ... without high paying jobs.
Fast food and coffee jockeys won't do it!
That is why I am proud that the BC Conservative Part…