More terrible news for Alberta. Unemployment has jumped by a full half a point, to 9 per cent.
It hasn’t been that high since the mid-nineties. And Calgary now has 10.3 per cent unemployment, the highest in any Canadian city.
That’s not because of low oil prices. Unemployment in Midland, Texas, the heart of oil country, is 3.9 per cent. In North Dakota, where the Bakken geological formation is, it’s 3 per cent.
It’s because Rachel Notley and her band of destroyers have declared war on the very essence of the province: oil and gas, agriculture, entrepreneurship.
And it’s going to get so much worse in 30 days, when Notley brings in her carbon tax.
But Rachel Notley and her NDP appointees and her government sector unions are doing great. Last year was the best year ever for them — about 50,000 new government workers in Alberta.
If you’re free tomorrow (Saturday, December 3 at 1 pm) we’re having a rally at the Alberta Legislature against the carbon tax.
I’ll be there, and so will Sheila Gunn Reid, and Brian Jean, and other community leaders. If you can make it, please do — for more information visit RallyForAlberta.com.