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Sunday, July 10, 2011

HST in British Columbia Causes 12,000 More Full Time Jobs to Vanish in June

I was hoping that someone else was going to write about it, in particular I was prodding David Schreck to post something on the matter, however.......

Here it  is Sunday, July 10th and I still haven`t listened to Friday`s cutting ledge show on CKNW, it`s the first time in ages I haven`t listened to the show, lately the stooges have been so bad and partisan that even I had to change the channel, I heard the promo for the show and it sounded like they were going teacher bashing, what else is new!

Sometimes there is no need to go looking for a story, they just arrive, for here it was, a couple of days ago I was listening to the news, radio news, I always have the radio on as background noise and occasionally you hear items in the news that spawn a story, only sometimes it`s not what they say it`s what they don`t say is where the real story hides, CKNW and the BC Liberals PAB are so used to jumping on any good news and spinning, all political all the time, any report, any study, any tidbit of good news that the BC Liberal Public Affairs Bureau division can spin will be spun...All in an effort to shore up a lame duck Christy Clark and tired caucus....

So anyway, I hear a blurb about Stats Canada June jobs report on CKNW.... CKNW reported that Canada added 28,000 jobs in June,..So my ears perk up, after all, here we are in the middle of the HST referendum, jobs numbers should be front and center in this debate, in particular how many jobs has BC gained or lost since the implementation of the HST on July 1st/2010.....My ears perked up because I was waiting for CKNW to report on the BC numbers in the latest Stats Canada jobs report...But none were forthcoming.....So, I said to myself.....There must be something more to that story, surely if BC had gained any jobs the BC Liberal PABLUM machine would be sending out press releases left right and center but again, another jobs report from Stats Canada and the silence from PAB was deafening......So I went to the source.(Stats Canada)

The Jim Dinning report on the HST...Well first off, Jack Mintz for 12K$ wrote that BC would gain by 2020 an extra 130,000 jobs by implementing the HST, the Mintz report was debunked and tossed, then the Jim Dinning report came out claiming the HST by 2020 BC would add an extra 23,000 jobs to BC`s  economy, ....The latest BC Liberal spin coming out from rightwing mouth piece Alise Mills is...."The HST is about saving jobs in BC"......Hilarious, the BC Liberals are now flip-flopping on the job numbers, for now it`s not about creating jobs but about keeping jobs in the resource sector, that`s how pathetic this HST argument has become.......Back to the Jim Dinning job numbers, what is so pathetic about about that number(23,000 jobs by 2020) is....It`s puny, a number so small that even smaller provinces like Alberta can add that many jobs month over month...Saskatchewan, Alberta, these smaller provinces can add that many jobs or more in a month and it happens all the time, bigger provinces like Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia can add jobs by 20..30...40 thousand new jobs month over month so when Jim Dinning comes out with a number of 23,000 thousand new jobs by 2020 it`s laughable....Which brings me to the latest Stats Canada jobs report.....

But before I get there, I reported that BC lost full time jobs in the last Stats Canada jobs report(May Jobs report) but they were mostly offset by temporary workers who were hired through out the province during the Canuck playoff run, restaurants, bar servers, liquor stores and various other retailers hired staff for the Canuck run, the net result was a Stats Canada (May) jobs report that was for the most part flat, no gain, no loss, but that was then and this is now for the June Stats Canada jobs report is out and British Columbia has lost a staggering....Drum roll please..

12,000 Full time jobs....BC lost another 12,000 thousand full time jobs, there were 2000 part time jobs added for a net total of 10,000 fewer jobs in BC month over month....At a time of traditional summer jobs and youth hiring BC continues to bleed jobs.....Here are some highlights from the latest Stats Canada jobs report.

Ontario gains 30,000 jobs in June.....Alberta gains 27,000 jobs in June...British Columbia loses 10,000 jobs in June.

Doesn`t that number just glare, Jim Dinning`s group is claiming 23,000 additional new jobs by 2020...When Alberta can beat that number in 1 month....And there is no HST in Alberta!

Well well well, pretty bad numbers folks, BC is a summer tourist hub, well it was at one time, we lost more jobs, exactly what Jack Mintz originally predicted  would happen is indeed happening, you see folks, in Jack Mintz`s original report to CD Howe(2008) on the HST(now deleted from CD Howe`s archives)..."The HST would result in job losses for the first several years"snip....


The Stats Canada jobs report....It`s even worse than you imagine, for Governments do a new thing with unemployment numbers, for now when your EI runs out, even if you haven`t got a job yet you are now considered....."No longer looking for work" and no longer on the unemployment list.....For in the latest Stats Canada jobs report....

BC`s labour force shrunk by over 24,000 persons, in other words, month over month BC`s labour force shrunk by 24,000 workers, we lost 12,000 full time jobs while adding 2000 part-time jobs...In a nutshell, 24,000 people had their unemployment insurance run out, plus another 12,000 workers lost full time jobs....You can look at the Stats Canada jobs report details here...

Perhaps Alise Mills or Mike Jagger of the Smart Tax Alliance or even the shill David Robertson would like to explain the latest Stats Canada jobs report....

The Art of Distraction......Canada gains 28,000 jobs in June,.....But hiding behind that curtain  British Columbia is bleeding jobs, another 12,000 full time jobs gone, the story behind the story, no one reported the BC job numbers, how come, if BC gained jobs the BC Liberal media buzzards would be all over it, perhaps Adrian Dix noticed .....Perhaps Chris Delaney and his group might want to make this known, perhaps I`m the only one paying attention.

The Silence from the Pro-HST spinners Mike Jagger and the Smart Tax Alliance on this latest Stats Canada jobs report is..

Deafening!

The Straight Goods
 

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your cats are so beautiful. The cat at the top, has gorgeous markings.

Job losses are going to hit this community, quite soon again. I know two fathers, right in my neighborhood, who will be laid off. They have gone all over BC, on days off. There are no jobs to be had. These people have to omit Vancouver, the rent is outrageous there. They just don't even have the money to move. There are young people, with large student loans, who are educated, and no jobs for them either.

I can't remember where I read. Credit card debt is dangerously high in BC. Family's wages don't stretch until their next payday. Their savings have been used up. So, they have to use their credit cards to live on, til their next payday. Any financial emergency, roof repair, plumbing, car and house insurance, or whatever, has to go on credit cards.

The BC Liberals know this to be true. They can't help not knowing, the desperate situation family's are facing. Right now it's summer. Next winter high utilities, will strike again. With hydro going up, the new carbon tax hike, and the HST really adds up. Gas and food prices, have really gone up. There is no price control in BC. Prices are jacked up, to whatever amount they please.

There are no wage increases. BC still has the lowest minimum wage in Canada. It is just simple logistics. The HST is the worst tax, I have ever seen, in all my many years. It doesn't make the least bit of sense, if Christy really did care about family's. But she doesn't. The HST is of the utmost priority to her, and to hell with family's, trying to feed and clothe their kids.

I don't know Grant, but, does Christy understand? A single mother earning a minimum wage, because she lost her mill job. Her rent went up $50.00, she is in tears. She already has to rely of the food bank, to feed her kids. $50.00 is a lot of money for her.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to have to ask, but as I am new here would someone please axplain what the acronym
"PAB" stands for? Thanks and keep up the good work!
(Voted yes last Friday, btw).

Crankypants said...

Just to add to this story, when CKNW reported on the job numbers for June in their newscasts, they stated the gains for Canada of 28,000 new jobs. However, when they reported on BC's performance they said nothing about job losses at all. The only comment was that BC's unemployment rate went from 7.6% to 7.3% leaving the impression that BC was on the plus side of the equation. And nowhere did they bother to mention that the reduction in percentage was due to less people looking for work or as you say, running out of EI payments.

No matter how one looks at it CKNW is proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the credibility of their newsroom has hit a new low. Frank Griffiths and the many great newspeople that once worked there and are no longer with us must be turning over in their graves. The Top Dog has now become about as credible as the National Enquirer.

Cam

Grant G said...

The BC Liberal Government has about 200 employees that do nothing but churn out press releases and control the news..

PAB..Public Affairs Bureau...

BC has the largest PAB in North America..

BC has more PAB employees than does Barack Obama..


Pretty sad indeed Cam.....

I am the only news source that reported BC`s job numbers...

BC is hurting for jobs....Have you seen the border line ups going south..

Bellis Fair is hiring..


Cheers

Anonymous said...

And with this latest increase in the carbon tax to fund Translink the line-up to the boarder to buy gas will be over-the-top. This is great for the HST referendum as its a tipping point for many that are already feeling taxed to the max. Can't wait to see the Vancouver Sun and Province today; I don't imagine they will be reporting on any job losses. By the way, I don't buy either paper; read it at the library as I won't financially support attempted brainwashing.

Anonymous said...

I am going to celebrate my sons birthday on Wednesday with another trip down south. Gas at 90 cents per litre. Off to Bellis Fair for an early dinner at Old Country Buffet. About 8 bucks including 8.5% sales tax.(go before 3 thirty during the week). Then a trip to Target amd Wal Mart for clothes. A quick trip to Cost Cutter for milk and cheese.
Do I feel bad that the Liberals will lose my tax dollars? Hell no!
I do feel sorry for restaurants and stores near the border, but as that moron from De Dutch panecoek (?) said. He supports the HST even though his restaurants are suffering big time. Yes they can be easily misled. My idiot neighbour believe that 10% in 3 years is better than 5% where it was last year.
Thanks for clearing up the PAB referrence. This sounds like the propaganda machines during WW2 and China among other dictatorships.
One other thing. Someone please investigate an ad for filling out HST forms on craigslist. Sound really corrupt. Type in HST under vancouver p/t jobs or copy and paste this. You will be shocked!
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/bus/2471983587.html
Someone let me know if this is bs or not and perhaps report it. Say yes to kill the HST.

Anonymous said...

I have voted, yes to extinguish the HST.

The HST was a scam by Campbell, Hansen and Harper. They colluded on the HST long before the BC election. The HST, is an unreasonable, unfair tax, forced onto the backs, of struggling BC family's.

From the time the HST has been enforced on us. BC has steadily lost jobs, and businesses have closed. BC people are not saving money as promised, the HST has driven absolutely everything up in price.

Harper is sending Campbell to England as, high commissioner. Campbell is to work on, the Alberta dirty tar sands oil with England. The Brits staged a protest against the dirty crude, coming into their country.

Campbell is not going to welcomed by the British citizens. They are going to be, downright hostile towards Campbell. They don't accept the crap, Canadians do. But, England is not a dictatorship, as Canada is. English politicians care about their people. The Canadian government we have now, doesn't.

The English citizens don't give up, as we saw during WW11. They could very easily, throw Campbell into the Thames, and let him swim for it.

bewlay said...

This is not right, what is going on here? You all should be thrilled to be takin' on the burden for the corporate 'citizen', why aren't you people celebrating this opportunity to support that big bully and show it the required amount of loyalty? What is wrong with you all, huh?

I think you all need to tune in yer radiose dial to CKNW on Friday morning and get it right! All will be explained then, and remember don't be doin' no thinking bout things them fellers are yammerin 'bout and most of all do not question anything ya' hear, ya' hear?

Grant G said...

Dem dar smart fellers are sumthink else..

Youse isa righton, dem thincars and edyuocators are a hole lot qikker ...

Isa heedin dat atvice....

Dem dar smart fellers...

Gid Dae

Anonymous said...

Ahhh those BC Liberals, entitled to their entitlements.

Grant G said...

Thanks for the snail mail letter....

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