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Did the Alberta NDP really increase public sector jobs?

One thing I often hear from UCP supporters is that the NDP drove up the deficit by creating more public sector jobs. So I took a look at the data.

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AB saw lowest wage growth in Canada under UCP

During the first 3 years of the UCP administration, Alberta worker wages increased at the slowest rate in Canada.

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Alberta sucks at creating full-time jobs

Over the last 7 years, Alberta’s share of full-time jobs in Canada has been decreasing.

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AB sees record oil extraction, but not record oil jobs

Since 2014, Alberta’s oil & gas industry has increased annual production to an additional 4.1 million cubic metres. But they did it with 34,000 fewer workers.

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Part-time hospitality jobs skyrocket under UCP

Prior to the UCP gaining power, full-time jobs were on the rise in Alberta’s hospitality sector. Since that time, the sector has reversed that trend.

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UCP end property tax for some affordable housing providers

Last month, Alberta’s municipal affairs minister signed a ministerial order that allowed some private affordable housing providers to be exempt from paying property taxes.

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Lethbridge saw record drug deaths in 2021

And having one more year of data continues to confirm that as SCS usage drops, deaths increase.

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Lethbridge sees record EMS drug responses

Lethbridge EMS responded to the highest number of drug-related events last month than in any other February over the last 5 years.

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UCP finance minister bumps pay for pension investment execs

Travis Toews approved wage increases for AIMCo executives that were as high as 39%.

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UCP drop 10 points in recent election poll

Only 17% of participants thought Jason Kenney would make the best premier.