Calgary used to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Now it’s 8.6%.
Just for comparison, unemployment is 5.8% in Moncton, New Brunswick. Winnipeg is 6.3%. Hamilton is only 5.9%.
And get this: St. John’s Newfoundland, 7.4% unemployment. Lower than in Calgary.
I remember when Newfoundlanders by the thousand went to work in Alberta. Now there’s more jobs back home.
Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the election of the Alberta NDP. There is no measure by which the province is better or stronger or more prosperous. Except for the 47,000 new civil servants hired in 2015.
I came across this tweet by an accidental NDP MLA, Robyn Luff. She’s bragging about one of her government’s biggest accomplishments. Wait until you see what it is…