In December 2015, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd revealed her thoughtful solution to solving Alberta’s nation-leading unemployment problem. Just go to BC.
She revealed her idea during a lunch time meeting of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration in Calgary, saying:
”Certainly there are always talks of about mobility of jobs between provinces so maybe they can go work in BC until it gets better and come back home.”
Over half a year later, it looks like Marg McCuaig-Boyd got her way. BC’s homeless shelters are overflowing with Alberta’s unemployed.
Instead of seeing the usual decline in demand for shelter spaces over the summer months, many BC homeless shelters are bursting at the seams with Albertans looking for work and a more hospitable climate.
And BC had better brace for another influx of Alberta refugees because Rachel Notley is hell bent on creating more. Leaked economic impact documents for the NDP’s climate leadership strategy show their plan will lead to at least another 15,000 Alberta job losses.
For all her promises, the only jobs Rachel Notley is able to create are those for homeless shelter employees in BC.