In a year end interview with the CBC, Edmonton’s far left wing environmentalist mayor Don Iveson said he thinks that the carbon tax will create jobs in Edmonton.
When talking about how big oil companies will cope with Rachel Notley’s new carbon tax, Iveson said:
"When they do it, they'll create a whole bunch of jobs in the process and the innovation that's behind it may be exportable to other jurisdictions”
Or, they will just lay people off and go to other jurisdictions that don’t have carbon taxes, like they already do.
There is a deep green selfishness at work in Edmonton with it’s Mayor that props up bad NDP policy.
How many Alberta jobs have to be killed in other communities so that Edmonton can see a highly subsidized government micro boom? 200,000 jobs have been lost all across the province but the NDP hired 50,000 extra public sector workers, mostly in Edmonton. So Edmonton’s NDP mayor is happy.
Mayor Iveson doesn't care that the money to fund these provincial government subsidized green projects and all the public sector growth, was extracted from families in Sherwood Park, St Albert and Airdrie, who can't afford to pay for it.
Ralph Klein was right, Edmonton does have too many mosquitos and socialists.