The Alberta NDP and the previous Progressive Conservative government have had a real problem with public sector spending.
Public sector growth has outpaced Alberta’s private sector growth and national public sector growth for years but now it’s worse. PCs were bad for growing public sector jobs and spending, but the NDP top them.
Growth skyrocketed after the NDP won their majority. The unemployment rate in Edmonton stayed lower than the rest of Alberta as a result of increased public sector hiring.
This affected EI extensions in areas where many oilfield workers live, leaving them to get by without benefits.
Now the Sunshine List, an annual record of public sector employees’ salaries, was released.
The list has a cut off of $125,000 and in 2015 alone, close to 500 names were added resulting in millions more taxpayer dollars going into our already bloated system.
Watch my report to find out where the highest spending is and to see the shocking salaries paid to CEOs in the public sector.