Tonight I'll show you a chart from Statistics Canada, from their report published last week called “The Effect of Labour Demand on Regional Demographics.”
The chart illustrates the “average paid employment growth in economic regions, by province and territory."
And according to this report, in the past ten years (or at least from 2008 to 2015, which are the latest figures available), there have been no net new jobs created east of Manitoba:
Not in any Atlantic province. Not in Quebec. And not in Ontario.
The only job growth in the country was in the west, and the north.
Of course, it immediately goes to the insanity of Atlantic Canada refusing to allow high-paying industries set up shop there — the bans on fracking, for example, even though Nova Scotia has between US$20 and $US60 billion in shale gas under its feet; the decision to kill the Energy East pipeline.
In the past ten years, labour participation in Eastern Canada has fallen almost 3 per cent. People just don’t want to work, or have given up trying to.
In seven years, the Canadian economy only added approximately 800,000 workers.
But our population went up nearly three million people during that time — through immigration alone, we brought in almost two million people.
At one time, Western Canada was where all the jobs came from. But low oil prices put a damper on that.
Then came the Trudeau-Notley war on pipelines, and their carbon taxes.
I’m shocked to see this startling graph.
But I’m much more worried about the next ten years, if the leftist de-industrialization of our country continues...
NEXT: The Rebel's David Menzies reports on a recent Toronto protest by Chinese-Canadians, condemning Trudeau's promotion of the notorious "hijab hoax," in which the (imaginary) perpetrator was described by the "victim" as "Asian."
THEN: Jay Cameron, Litigation Manager for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, joins me to talk about the case of three university student clubs who are challenging the decisions of their respective student unions to deny them club status on the basis of the groups’ opinions.
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