Right now, the Liberal government is spending $17 million of taxpayer funds on pre-election partisan advertising. At the same time, their current budget shows a plan to cut $46 million from post secondary education and training. Economists have been clear that this cut is wrong-headed. Rather, with a skilled labour shortage looming, we need to be investing in our labour force to ensure a strong and economically competitive BC. Opposition leader Adrian Dix and I took the government to task on this issue, pointing out that between 2010 and 2020 we’ll need at least 61,000 more skilled workers, and we know that affordability is a key issue for young people and workers looking to improve their skills.