That’s way higher than the Canadian average, of 7.3%. It’s higher than in Quebec, the welfare case of Canada, where it’s 7.6%.
A year ago, Alberta’s unemployment rate was 5.4%. Do you think it’s done climbing?
Rachel Notley hasn’t brought in her massive carbon tax yet. She hasn’t yet jacked up minimum wage to $15 as she promise to do.
Notley hasn’t lifted a finger to get pipelines through — which was her entire rationale for bringing in the carbon tax, as if that would convince anti-Alberta haters and anti-oil haters to suddenly love pipelines. What a liar.
She’s positively boasting, in the Edmonton Journal, that she deserves credit for the new war on methane that Trudeau and Obama announced in Washington. Of course — they’ve already taken out oil pipelines. Now they’re coming for fracking.
But there is one bright spot in the Alberta economy: The public sector grew by a staggering 47,000 people. That’s 12.7% growth. In one year.
No, this isn’t a disaster to the NDP. This is their plan.