To use the word safety and China in the same sentence is outrageous.
China has the worst record of mine disasters (deaths) in the world.
What’s in this for B.C.?
Mines owned by Chinese interest, mining out coal to send to China by Chinese workers, contributing virtually nothing to our economy.
Would these Chinese workers be paying into the Canadian tax system?
Newspapers have reported that up to 2,000 Chinese jobs and up to 800 Canadian jobs will be generated. Those numbers don’t work for me.
The argument that new mines would not be developed without the Chinese, might be correct, but that’s only talking about the present.
We don’t have to rip everything out of the ground right now. What about the future?
To suggest Canadians could not be trained to work in mines is outrageous.