Clarification needed

Factual error contained in recent story on economic activity generated by international students

Provincial Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell recently spoke of the great future of various local industries.

He also stated, according to an article in the Penticton Western News, that there were “more than 90,000 international students coming to B.C., which would generate $2.5 million in economic activity.” (July 13)

That’s about $28 per student … I don’t think so. Is it 9,000 students, $250 million, or what? Clarification please.

Sheila White



Editor’s note: The story should have read $1.25 billion.