“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache, carries with it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit.”

~~ Napoleon Hill -- American Author -- Oct 26, 1883 to Nov 8, 1970

Monday, December 18, 2017

One party, and one party only, stands for true conservatism ... true science based environmental protection ... true social services for those needing a hand up.

Former mine site which was to have re-opened as the
Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops

Ajax Mine has been a divisive topic in Kamloops.  I am proud to say however that BC Conservative Party has, and will continue to, stand up for responsible resource development in British Columbia.

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 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/bc_conservatives_accuse_bc_ndp_of_playing_irresponsible_political_games_on_ajax_mine

Did the BC Liberals take this stand while in government?  NO THEY DID NOT!

If they had, then perhaps this development would now already be well underway, in building the facilities to process the copper and gold.

One party, and one party only, stands for true conservatism ... true science based environmental protection ... true social services for those needing a hand up.

It IS NOT the BC Liberals.

It is not John Horgan's BC NDP

And it certainly is NOT the Green Party of Andrew Weaver.

It's time to get on board --- let's build a team to excite the right!

I'm Alan Forseth in Kamloops.  The floors is now yours to share your thoughts.

Monday, December 4, 2017

"ACTUALLY, there was NO good news in latest unemployment figures"

Last week the media was all over the fact that BC's unemployment rate had dropped.  I am asking why?

BEFORE we get all excited about the Unemployment news however (the rate in British Columbia was 4.8% in November -- down a minuscule 1/10th of one percent from October), please note the following:

"ACTUALLY, there was NO good news in latest unemployment figures"

The increase in the number of part-time jobs was three and a half times the number of full-time jobs (4,100 full time vs. 14,200 part-time).

More telling however was the fact that 4,200 jobs were LOST in the private sector. (see https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/data/statistics/infoline/infoline-2017/17-162-labour-force-survey)

Meantime public sector jobs (ie: government jobs) increased by 9,600.  That's well over double the number of jobs that were lost in the private sector!

It looks very much like our BC NDP Premier, John Horgan, is taking a page from the playbook of another NDP Premier -- Rachael Notley of Alberta --- as well as Kathleen Wynne of Ontario. 

AND, we all know how well that is working for them.

Let's be perfectly clear -- public sector jobs do not create the kind of wealth that comes about from private sector jobs in technology -- the resource industry -- manufacturing -- and the like.

As we approach the end of the month, and a final decision on what the NDP will do with regards to the Site "C" power generation project, I hope our BC government keeps this in mind.

IF we want to have the public services the public is demanding, it will only come about from one thing ... revenue generated and created by new companies in the PRIVATE sector, and NEW JOBS in the PRIVATE sector!

What thoughts do you have on the matter?  The floors yours, and I'd love to hear from you!

In Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth.