Premiers merely promoting their provinces

Dear editor:

Re. Letter to the editor by E.A. Foster (Record, Jan. 14).

Where are these tradespersons to come from?

Surely not from the other nine provinces, as they are all going overseas to fill the shortages. The Alberta government says temporary foreign workers are a band-aid solution to Alberta’s ongoing labour challenge.

Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island have entered on a joint recruitment mission to Ireland to find qualified workers.

E.A. Foster mentions why is it all well for the B.C. premier to have photo ops in China in regards to promoting business for B.C. I ask E.A. Foster why is it OK for premier Greg Sellenger of Manitoba to travel to India to promote business for Manitoba?

He is quoted as saying, “Expanding our trade with India means helping Manitoba business take their products and exports overseas and to create jobs for Manitoba.”

I ask, E.A. Foster, isn’t B.C. a province in  Canada?

It does exactly what the other nine provinces are doing in trying to bring in business and fill job shortages.

Joe Sawchuk,



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