The Mayor of Kamloops doesn’t think there is much the taxpayer can do to help the B.C Wildlife Park, if it faces closure.
The society says, the increase in minimum wage and higher health payroll taxes will add an additional 250 thousand dollars a year, starting in 2020, which it cannot afford.
Speaking on the Jim Harrison show, Ken Christian says, the city is not in a position to offer any financial support.
“Quite difficult, the situation they find themselves in. But we really didn’t place them in that situation, and as much as we’re empathetic about their circumstance, really, we can’t do much other than support their lobbying efforts with the provincial government.”
The city provides an annual operating grant to the wildlife park under a joint services agreement.