BC Education Bonus to Keep Best and Brightest

November 8, 2006

Yesterday the Globe & Mail reported that BC's Liberal party plans a $1,000 education bonus for every child born in the province starting in 2007. The policy also promised to increase the number of apprenticeship positions in the province by 7,000, and provide funding for more university graduate spaces in engineering, science and technology. Like its neighbour Alberta, BC has labour shortages in the construction, service, engineering and technology sectors. Globe & Mail