|Former mine site which was to have re-opened as the |
Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops
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.
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.
That is why I am proud that the BC Conservative Party took a stand on AJAX Mine ... and a stand on any and all future resource development that is able to pass stringent environmental standards.
You can read more by going to: http://www.bcconservative.ca/b
If they had, then perhaps this development would now already be well underway, in building the facilities to process the copper and gold.
It is not John Horgan's BC NDP
And it certainly is NOT the Green Party of Andrew Weaver.