John Rustad

Victoria: John Rustad, BC Liberal Opposition Forestry Critic, is calling on John Horgan to finally fire his inept forestry minister Doug Donaldson.

Under the NDP minister’s watch this year, British Columbia has seen 103 curtailments and shutdowns, including 10 permanent or indefinite closures and thousands of job losses.

“John Horgan has already had to replace one inept minister from his cabinet when he asked for Citizens’ Services minister Jinny Sims resignation last week,” said Rustad. “How bad does the forestry crisis have to get before John Horgan fires his incompetent forestry minister?”

Calls for the resignation of John Horgan’s hand-picked forestry minister come after a weekend fundraiser in Williams Lake where out-of-job forestry workers and their families had to fundraise just to afford food while the NDP government continues to show its indifference.

“Never in the history of this province have we seen a government just turn its back on so many hard-working British Columbians who desperately need their support. Workers and families are having to fundraise to pay for groceries while John Horgan continues to ignore the crisis. It’s like they’ve already given up on the forestry sector,” added Rustad.

John Horgan and the NDP have thrown in the towel on hard-working rural B.C. families. The BC Liberals will keep fighting on their behalf.