ConocoPhillips, the oil and gas multinational, has announced it will cut 1,000 jobs from the company's international workforce.
The company has focused nearly one third of their international layoffs in one city: Calgary, where 250 to 300 people will be cut from ConocoPhillips’s workforce this September.
The statement from company spokesperson Rob Evans lays the blame squarely on things the NDP are responsible for even if he doesn't come right out and say it.
“Coupled with increased local cost pressures such as corporate taxes, regulatory compliance costs and property taxes, staying competitive in a global portfolio is a challenge for some parts of our Canadian business”
Did you get that? Regulatory compliance costs? That’s code for a ‘looming carbon tax in Alberta is hurting the Alberta portion of ConocoPhillips’ Canadian business.
These 300 newly unemployed people are just collateral damage in Rachel Notley’s war on oil and gas. Calgary is already at 9% unemployment. One in ten Calgarians are looking for work.
When will the unemployment rate be high enough to get Rachel Notley to change her agenda?