Using Merritt as an example where jobs are being lost, BC NDP leader John Horgan again taking aim at the export of raw logs out of BC.
John Horgan says as the big logging companies, who are big donors to the BC Liberals, send raw logs overseas they are sending with them jobs for British Columbians.
"My concern today is that we have been shipping raw logs out of British Columbia at record levels. These are all jobs leaving our province. As we see mills shutting down, most recently in the City of Merritt, where 250 people are out of work. I think that is wrong."
Horgan says the "surplus test" must be enforced no matter who wins May's election and the minister responsible will need to defend, in the legislature, exporting raw logs.
He notes the Legislative standing committee on forests has not met since 2013.