From the lede of the usually not gullible Brett Jang's budget follow-up piece in The Globe:
...(T)he B.C. government said Tuesday that strength in manufacturing, retailing, technology, trade and film will help propel a diverse economy.
Population growth and a tourism boom will also contribute to the outlook for prosperous times, said B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong...
We get the low dollar and subsidy-assisted 'film' thing.
And we can see that there is a little bit of tech thing happening (which we would argue pales in comparison to microbrewing which, of course, the Clarklandians are doing their best to crush like a bug given, at least in part in my opinion, the wants and desires of the pay-to-play crowd).
But 'manufacturing', 'retailing' and 'trade'?
Where the heck did that come from?
Is it possible that Mr. de Jong was referring to the manufacturing, retail sale and export of his burgeoning cookie concern.
Or some such thing.
Of course, what is truly telling is what 'the BC Government' and Mr. de Jong did NOT name as drivers of the provincial economy.
Gosh I love blog archives....Yesterday it was BC Mary's old place...Today it was former journalist (now professor) Holman's hangout emporium.