Mar 22, 2013 / 3:15 pm
On the heels of yesterday’s Federal budget announcement from the Conservative government, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo NDP spokesperson Michael Crawford is blasting the Prime Minister for decisions he says are failing British Columbians.
"Harper promised to focus on jobs, raising the hopes of the almost 1.4 million Canadians who are out of work," said Crawford.
"Instead he's pushing job-killing austerity cuts, introducing no new measures to create new jobs, and laying a shell game with skills training money".
Crawford believes the $4.7 billion cut from federal infrastructure will cost communities thousands of jobs across BC and is in direct contrast to their 2007 decision to hand over responsibility for skills training to the provinces.
"I was hoping that Harper would realize that with almost 250,000 more people out of work now than four years ago, he shouldn't proceed with the reckless Conservative cuts to healthcare funding, pensions, and EI" said Crawford.
"And after dangerous cuts to environmental protection, I suppose I was hoping beyond hope that common sense would prevail and we would see some plan to take us away from our addiction to resource extraction revenue."
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