Letters to the Editor

HST should promote jobs for our own unemployed

To the editor:

A major corporation is in the process of developing a coal mine in Northeast B.C. with a starting workforce of 95 Chinese miners. These miners are being trained in China by Canadian instructors, in order to meet the B.C. standards for underground mining and to learn our language and customs.

With our unemployment rate over eight per cent and rising I’m sure there are many miners with skills and qualifications in our country that would fill these positions and many more unemployed that would be willing to learn these skills if given the opportunity. Why are we not training people here?

Is this an example of how HST works in creating jobs for the people of B.C.? We better wake up before it’s too late. How many foreigners are we bringing in for jobs that can be and should be filled by Canadians?

Temporary foreign workers usually send most of their earnings back to their homeland, so this isn’t of much help to our economy.

Vi Chwartacki

Kelowna

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Happy celebration for Chinese New Year
 
Tips for the Elk Valley Outdoor Enthusiasts
 
Kist resigns as Pacific NorthWest LNG president; Progress Energy CEO acting president
Trading places
 
The history that lies beneath the grass and leaves
 
Downtown tree ready to light up
Seniors cut ribbon for new elevator
 
Special constables help stop bullying
 
Winners of the golden ticket

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.