Alberta’s latest jobs numbers are in and they aren’t good. New numbers out from Statistics Canada show that Alberta’s employment insurance claims have gone up 92% from July 2015 until July 2016.
This comes on the heels of the latest revelations that 110,000 energy workers across Canada have lost their jobs and nearly one in ten people in Calgary are unemployed and looking for work.
How can that be? Rachel Notley has had a handful of schemes she assured us would create jobs.
There was Notley’s much bragged about job grant program that was supposed to create 27,000 jobs which only created one job for the poor individual that had to answer the phone when employers called to inquire about the status of the program before the program was cancelled.
There was the minimum wage hike that Notley claimed would not only not cost any jobs but maybe even create a few. Youth unemployment at the time of that boost to the minimum wage in October was 11.6%. It’s now hovering near 15.1%
There was the Climate Leadership Plan and Carbon Tax that Notley said would guarantee us social licence for our pipelines and create jobs through diversification. The NEB hearings for Energy East have been shut down because of protestors and leaked documents revealed that Notley knew 15,000 people would lose their jobs because of her plan.
Everything Notley does causes more job losses and more unemployment. Every meddling effort she makes to adjust the economy ends in more human misery. But that doesn’t stop her.
For Rachel Notley, Albertans are just the eggs that have to be broken to make her socialist omelette.