VICTORIA (January 10, 2020) – John Horgan and the NDP continue to drive B.C.’s economy in the wrong direction as more job losses hit British Columbia. According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has seen job losses in seven of the last eight months, losing 7,700 jobs in December and a total of 32,400 private sector jobs over the course of 2019.
“The holiday season is behind us and more British Columbians are out of work and fewer are even looking for a job as our population continues to grow,” said BC Liberal Jobs Critic and MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky, Jordan Sturdy. “An actual jobs plan for B.C. has never been more important as so many hard-working British Columbians continue to struggle to afford the cost of living with John Horgan and the NDP’s 19 new or increased taxes.”
The job numbers released today by Statistics Canada show a further decline in British Columbia’s once strong economy. Meanwhile, John Horgan and the NDP continue to do nothing.
“John Horgan and the NDP lost more jobs than any other province in December,” concluded Sturdy. “This do-nothing government under Horgan has no plan and apparently no desire to get our economy back on track.”
The NDP have never had a solid economic plan and it is families and hard-working British Columbians who pay the price in the end. British Columbians can’t afford any more of John Horgan and the NDP.