That’s what the BC Liberal jobs initiative should be called.
‘BC leads Canada in job creation. I have the privilege of knowing that because it’s the number one ‘fact’ on the BC Jobs Plan facts page.
The Premier, like a wind up doll, repeats that ‘fact’ every two or three minutes. She follows it with another ‘fact’; ‘BC created 57,000 jobs last year’, to lead the country in job creation.
Except we don’t and we didn’t. Lead the country in job creation and create 57,000 jobs, that is.
It’s a bald face lie.
According to the latest Stats Canada report, BC was about sixth best in the country, behind Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and just about the same as Ontario (on a per capita basis).
On the bright side we are doing better than PEI.
Year over year job growth in BC was 1.3% or about 30,000 jobs. It’s a mediocre record in a mediocre year in Canada for job creation.
When it comes to creating full time jobs, BC falls even further behind other provinces.
So all the advertising? Pretty much lies and bullshit. Come to think about it wouldn’t that be a fantastically apt BC Liberal campaign slogan?
The Lies and Bullshit Tour featuring Christy Clark, coming to a chamber of commerce near you.