By Letter to the Editor on October 17, 2020.
Not unexpected really after the UCP corporate tax cuts. How else do you pay for the loss of revenue?
Mr. Kenney promised 55,000 new jobs with his cut in taxes? Was the UCP calculation also made with the inclusion of these 11,000 Alberta health-care workers’ cuts in mind? How did they come up with that precise amount?
Mr. Kenney should now tell us how many new jobs came about by these corporate tax cuts from a year ago, before we were hit with the pandemic. Surely these corporations rushed to hire workers with this bonanza news.
I read in the news our unemployment rate is over 11 per cent now. A great deal higher than with the NDP government that at the time Mr. Kenney complained about with misrepresentation of the facts.
So if I have worked out the situation correctly, 11,000 health-care workers will lose their positions that pay a living wage for themselves and their families. They will now have to apply to work at a private company. These companies will no doubt make a substantial profit, as they will, in my opinion, now be paying workers minimum wage.
Mr. Kenney, how many other ways are there for the UCP to help Corporate Alberta? Mr. Kenney, how many other ways are there for the UCP to denigrate the working people of Alberta?
First provincial parks, now health-care workers – who or what is next?