After the NDP's election last year, many friends who were totally apolitical expressed their dismay on social media.
After the NDP's election last year, many friends who were totally apolitical expressed their dismay on social media. Most were on the cusp of graduating from university, many with engineering or business degrees. They knew the election of this government would only hurt their chances at finding work, especially with oil prices so low.
It's been over a year, and the news doesn't get any better for our province's young people. In fact, since the NDP government was elected, an average of 125 jobs have been lost in the province, every single day.
Alberta's economy is expected to shrink by $9 billion dollars this year. In March, we surpassed Quebec's unemployment rate. Today, Alberta has higher unemployment than Nova Scotia.
The NDP which always claims to be on the side of ordinary workers, has in fact driven many of them out of the province altogether.
Come January 1 2017, families can look forward to higher prices to heat their homes, fill up their cars, and put food on the table. There were also be 7100 fewer businesses operating in Calgary than a year before.
The NDP continues to deny that their policies are harming the economy whatsoever. Despite a briefing note from government officials telling the Labour Minister that a "realistic possibility" from the minimum wage hike is "job loss and perhaps significant job loss" the Premier last week told us we will not shed a single job.
Over the past year we've become numb to oil companies announcing more and more layoffs, and statistics showing a worsening economic situation. It's easier to not think about the impact each layoff has on an Albertan family, or the young people forced to leave home to find work in another province.
It's not about ideology or retaking power. It's about getting real people back working by ensuring the NDP doesn't remain in government past 2019.
Contact a PC or Wildrose and MLA and tell them we need to speak with ONE voice against the NDP and their attack on our economy.