Monday, May 16, 2011

Voice of BC segment on Rural BC

June 23rd I will be appearing with Bob Simpson on Vaughn Palmer's program Voice of BC and we will be talking about the rural urban divide in BC.   Both of us will be coming from the perspective of the importance of rural BC to the whole province.

I will be raising the impact of the large fiscal transfer from rural BC to urban BC.   As part of that I will be talking about the dangers to the provincial economy from the lack of sufficient resources being available to land based ministry staff in rural communities.

 I will also be raising the systemic problems rural communities have and the relative lack of any government services.   As an example getting a business loan in a small town is very hard, in some towns there is not a single banking institution.

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