New StatsCan provincial GDP numbers are out and, of course, Alberta's economy contracted by 3.8 per cent in 2016, which is astonishing because it’s even worse than 2015's 3.7 per cent shrinkage.
The last time GDP fell for two consecutive years in Alberta was in 1982 and 1983.
The NDP are so ridiculously inept at running Alberta they have recreated the results of Pierre Trudeau’s National Energy Program of 1982 and 1983. Imagine being that awful and still thinking you're doing a good job.
You've just imagined Rachel Notley.
These numbers are bad but actually it’s even worse when you put the NDP’s failure to manage the economy in context with our neighbours.
Watch my video to see how Alberta stacks up with BC and Saskatchewan. You know it’s not good.
You can’t grow the economy from the heart outward and you can’t grow the economy by taxing it to death and spending yourself into the poor house.
But that doesn't mean the NDP will correct their destructive course.
Expect more of the same. Every socialist thinks the time they try socialism is the time they'll get it right.