A couple of thoughts on Thomas Mulcair’s promises from his Penticton whistle stop.
The $15 dollar an hour minimum wage he’s offering only applies to federally regulated businesses, like banks, railroads, and broadcasting. It will not help the 94 per cent of low-wage Canadians who do not fall under that umbrella. Perhaps like the people who will work at the new waterslide.
Then there was the jaw-dropping promise to heap 30 million dollars over three years into national tourism promotion. That would be $10 million per year for the whole country. My math tells me if you divide that equally among 10 provinces and three territories, you’d get about $769,000 for B.C. with its 42 ridings. Divide BC’s share by 42 and you get about $18,000 to promote the South Okanagan, the Boundary and the West Kootenays.
Not such a big deal really.