Just another Premier with their hand out

The “jobs plan”?  Just another donor opportunity.

Who says this is more a marketing event than an economic plan?

 

 

Jobs Plan Update

Dear Supporter,

I am writing to give you a quick snapshot of “Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan” which I have been discussing around BC this week.

We call it “Canada Starts Here” because our province call pull Canada into the next century and lead this country like never before

Isn’t that a great idea?

To do this we have a comprehensive plan that will reach across our province and economy by focusing on three key pillars — enabling job creation, creating smart infrastructure and opening new markets for BC products.

It’s a plan that recognizes sometimes government has to lead, but sometimes the best thing government can do is get out of the way and let the private sector do its job creating jobs.

Here are a few highlights:

  • we are taking steps to facilitate prompt answers for investors and to chop the backlog in permitting applications. This isn’t about weakening environmental protections, but is about saying the government that makes the laws has to be able to process the permits.
  • we are providing tax incentives to help small businesses, and a review of business taxes to make sure we are competitive and attractive to investors.
  • we are focused on skills training so young people can get the skills they need to be able to stay in the communities where they grew up — and more families can stay together.

We need this plan because we live in a world of global economic uncertainty and we have to play offence to make sure we don’t get left behind.  While others hunker down we are going to step up and lead like never before.  This is important so we can defend the jobs we already have, as well as creating new ones.

I have never been one to think you solve a problem by throwing money at it, so our plan includes very modest spending commitments.

The NDP may not like it, but I would rather focus on respecting taxpayers with smart, strategic investments that focus on maximizing Return on Investment instead of maximizing spending.

Implementing this plan is my central mission as your premier.

I need your help to get the job done — that’s why it would be great if you could make a secure online donation of $25, $50 or $75 by clicking here.

We are going to take what’s great about Canada and make it better.

This is our time — it is our chance to lead.  When it comes to building the future, Canada starts here.

Premier Christy Clark

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One Response to Just another Premier with their hand out

  1. Brother Phil says:

    Ian, we are extremely hopeful that you are well. I’m going to focus on that for awhile after I tend to Bear. With respect to the problems with the so called ‘market’, I agree that there is a ‘demand’ issue especially as it relates to the domino that is the currency of the U.S. If they were Argentina the dollar would be 10- cents but all the people they owe money to want to keep that currency worth something. So really the demand is the same but the deflationary pressures created to offset the potential inflation are sending prices down .. that is what happens when you don’t buy local, look after your own, and are afraid to raise taxes
    The market is also a failure for a reason that is somewhat contrary to your hypothesis. It is a failure because it has lost it’s way with respect to supply/demand economics and with respect to raising capital for companies to create real value to consumers, through competition. Today, the market reewards growth (see acquisition, lack of competition) rather than any real competition. The market also reflects price fluctuations due to speculator control/computer based trading rather than real supply/demand. There has been a time in the last five years where oil has gone from 140 to 65. Do you think the demand or the supply varied that much? The market has experienced 70 of its 100 largest daily changes in the last three years. Are supply and demand changing that much?

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