Alberta is a disaster. Unemployment jumped almost a full point last month to 8 per cent. It’s now higher than in Quebec, Ontario or Nova Scotia. For 15-19-year-olds, it’s skyrocketed to 24 per cent.
And Notley insists on raising the minimum wage. How many young people who are barely employable at $11.20 an hour will be let go when Notley thinks their evil corporate bosses can afford to pay 30 per cent more for labour?
Of course, Edmonton is doing just fine. Last year, according to Statistics Canada, public sector jobs in the province grew by 47,000, while 100,000 jobs were lost in the private sector.
Based on this and other economic indicators, I’m worried about Alberta’s reputation as a place to invest.
My guest Jason Kenney may be facing off against Notley in the 2019 provincial election. Is there anything he thinks we can do?
We talk about the Alberta NDP's junk lawsuit (they're basically suing themselves over cancelled power contracts), Kenney points out that this move is an assault on the sanctity of contracts, which the entire free enterprise system relies on.
THEN David Harris, Director of the International Intelligence Program for INSIGNIS, joins me to talk about a troubling story about a former Washington, DC transit officer who converted to Islam who has been charged with helping ISIS.
Harris talks about the implications of this case. Isn't it only a matter of time before we see a Muslim law enforcement officer use his own weapons in a terror attack?
He says Muslims themselves have been raising the alarm about the loyalty of some police officers in Canada and the U.S, and he gives some troubling examples.
FINALLY: Your messages to me about my trip to Montreal, and our new anti-OPEC billboard on wheels!