So far he’s come up empty through at least two attempts to get a meeting with BC Finance Minister Carole James, but the General Manager of the Kamloops Wildlife Park isn’t ready to give up on his campaign to get some relief from rising costs.
Glen Grant says the Employer Health Tax combined with increases in the minimum wage could mean that by 2020, the park is shouldering an additional $200,000 in costs.
“We’re looking for some assistance from the province to help our park be successful. The city helps us greatly. They give us – 24 per cent of our funding comes from the City of Kamloops, so we think its time that the province helps us out a little bit.”
Speaking on the Jim Harrison Show, Grant says he’s hoping the Finance Minister can squeeze in a face to face while she’s in Kamloops for the BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting this weekend.