SUPPOSE, just for a moment, that B.C. decided to hire and pay a salary to doctors willing to locate to communities outside of the Lower Mainland.
For sake of argument, let’s say we committed to pay 200 doctors, $150,000 a year to set up practice in the Interior. Add in another 25 per cent for benefits and the total annual cost to we the taxpayer would be $37,500,000 a year.
Apart from health, education is another vital part of our community as it creates future wealth by training the next generation of workers.
In Newfoundland Labrador they have lowered tuition and made the provincial portion of any student loan a non-repayable grant.
Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at email@example.com. He tweets @bafflegabbed.