As the province hails what it calls a landmark labour agreement the MLA for Kamloops North is worried it could sideswipe two big local projects.
Peter Milobar says to restrict bidding on infrastructure projects to one labour model, NDP approved union or else, it could increase costs.
Milobar says that has him concerned the province will turn to local taxpayers if the 400-million-dollar Royal Inland Hospital expansion cost rises.
“There was mention that hospitals would be included in this new policy. Knowing very well at how the dollars were arrived to with the hospital estimates and the $200 million that has been committed by local taxpayers to see that project move forward. If the province is changing procurement policy there should be assurances from the health minister that we do not have to put a penny more than the $200 million we have already committed to make that, that project goes forward.”
He says it might also change the numbers for the B.C Lottery Corporation as it develops plans for a new Kamloops headquarters building.