Les to talk business

Now that the HST is behind them, Liberals focus on jobs

With the HST debate behind them, the provincial Liberals are focusing their attention on the economy and, more particularly, jobs.

To that end, Chilliwack MLA and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier John Les is touring the province to give his take on what is needed and to hear from residents who have ideas of their own.

That jobs tour, which kicked off last week, is slated to come to the Oceanside area today (Tuesday, September 6), with Les slated to speak to representatives of the Oceanside chambers of commerce at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, starting at 4 p.m.

Parksville Chamber of Commerce president Kim Burden said Les  wants to meet with local businesses regarding the defense and creation of jobs in the community. This is an opportunity to provide ideas and insights on what we need in our local economy.

In a prepared statement, Burden said defending and creating jobs is about overall economic and fiscal fundamentals, taking decisive actions, removing barriers to investment, and supporting export opportunities in powerful markets that yield job growth in all regions of the province.


Anyone who misses the Parksville visit will be able to try again in Nanaimo, where Les will be addressing that community’s chamber of commerce, starting at 6:25 p.m.