The BC government – or, make that, the BC Liberal Party – is touting 2,124 jobs today at the Site C dam project.
Dan Davies, the Liberal candidate from Peace Rover North, sent out this release today:
That’s how many jobs John Horgan and the NDP would kill if they get into government – and that’s just from Site C!
There are currently 2,124 men and women working on Site C that John Horgan plans to give a pink slip, sending them home without a paycheque. Having worked on Site C myself, I don’t believe that’s right. That’s not a plan. That’s not leadership.
Today’s BC Liberals are the only party with a plan to grow the economy and create well-paying, family supporting jobs in every corner of our province. The BC Jobs Plan has been very successful to date; British Columbia leads the country in job growth with over 220,000 new jobs since 2011. With the right leadership and a focused effort on growing the economy, there are many more opportunities ahead of us.
This project is vitally important to the people who live in the Peace – more than 40% of all workers on the project are from our communities, and it has helped sustain us through challenging times in the energy sector. But a project of this scale creates economic opportunities for workers and small businesses throughout British Columbia. In fact, there are upwards of 275 businesses from across the province currently working on the project – businesses that employ people in the Cariboo, North Coast, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Thompson Okanagan and more.
Site C also represents an incredible opportunity for British Columbia to continue to lead on climate action. Site C would guarantee 100 years of clean, affordable and reliable electricity – enough to power 450,000 homes. Clean energy is one of the most sought-after resources in the world, and I’m proud to be part of the team that is moving forward with the biggest clean energy project under construction in North America.
Much like the large hydroelectric projects built by WAC Bennett, Site C will provide us with the clean energy advantage to grow our economy and power our growing province.
We can’t let the parties of no hold us back. Let’s keep building a bright future for our children and grandchildren.
BC Liberal Candidate
Peace River North