The NDP have failed miserably in implementing policies that result in a stable business climate that will create jobs.
Not only are they giving jobs to their friends outside the province but they’re creating jobs for unnecessary tasks like screwing in light bulbs with their new “free” green incentive program.
The $21.5M plan to switch to LED lights, programmable thermostats and power bars that most people already had a decade ago and that taxpayers are actually funding certainly isn’t.
The company the NDP have hired to do these tasks have similar programs in BC, Guelph, Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba, and are actually headquartered in Ontario, so this is just another one of the NDP’s tricks to hire their friends.
Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman said during Question Period last week that they were hiring the “best folks from across the industry” meaning corporate welfare for the NDP’s friends.
This company has a similar program up and running in Manitoba that was brought in by their NDP government. The website says Ecofitt doles out kits containing low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators and insulating pipe wrap claiming it will save Manitobans up to a measly $35 per year.
Actually, it’s going to save people about $3 a month but the keywords are “up to”, and that’s in the most favourable situation.
Here in Alberta, the company will be installing similar products for us including power bars and LED lights because apparently we’re incapable of doing that ourselves. It’s enabling Ecofitt to expand their warehouse by one third according to this ad on Indeed.
It’s also going to cost Albertans $65,000 per year for someone to supervise Ecofitt employees as they screw in lightbulbs, according to that same ad.
This program is costing us $21.5M to line the pockets of the NDP’s friends at Ecofitt - not only is it cronyism, but it’s corporate welfare provided by Albertans.
And not only is it corporate welfare, but it’s also the NDP’s attempt at looking like they can actually do something good for the province, but we all know better by now.