Andrew Wilkinson

Victoria: The BC Liberal Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson is asking John Horgan and the NDP when British Columbians will see an actual jobs plan after Statistics Canada’s latest job numbers show that in the month of November, B.C. lost a staggering 25,800 private-sector jobs — the fifth-recorded month of job losses in the last six months.

“We are headed into the holiday season with job losses on the rise, which is adding more stress on hard-working British Columbians who are already struggling to cope with John Horgan and the NDP’s 19 new or increased taxes,” said Wilkinson. “It’s been over two years of this NDP/Green government and we have yet to see any ideas that will actually grow what was our once buzzing economy.”

The job numbers released today by Statistics Canada show a further decline in British Columbia’s once strong economy. As the province-wide forestry crisis continues to worsen, other sectors such as construction, retail, transportation and health care all lost jobs as well.

With no jobs plan in sight for B.C. workers, affordability remains a major issue throughout the province.

“John Horgan and the NDP promised to make life more affordable for British Columbians and they have failed to deliver,” concluded Wilkinson. “The NDP’s tax and spend philosophy has never worked — it’s just adding more burden on families, killing B.C.’s competitiveness and leading to thousands of job losses.”

The NDP have never had a solid economic plan and it’s B.C. families who pay the price in the end. British Columbians can’t afford any more of John Horgan and the NDP.