In this morning’s Province column Mike Smyth asks why Jobs Minister Pat Bell has fallen silent on the subject of temporary foreign workers taking Canadian mining jobs at HD Minings repurposed Tumbler Ridge mine.
Smyth finds it “strange” given that the Minister was so chatty previously.
Strange it may be. But there is a reason. 16,000 reasons. That’s how much one of the mine owners contributed to the BC Liberals in 2011, the last year reports are available for.
I wonder what 2012 brought and whether any of it will end up in the minister’s campaign?