A bit disoriented this morning

When the labour market survey came out last month, there were several thousand less people working in New Brunswick. No mention in the Times & Transcript. The new population estimates came out three weeks ago confirming one of the most serious demographic challenges in the history of our province. Al Hogan buried it on page four in a small bottom corner story.

Today, I read 600 More NBers Out Of Work in big, bold letters on the front page of the newspaper.


Now, after Bernie’s out of office, the monthly labour market decline becomes important?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually glad he his reporting this stuff.

It’s so cute, the same spinners that span for Jody Carr are working for Dr. Doherty:

“With only a few days in office as the new minister, I am encouraged by some of the most recent labour force statistics, but our government realizes that there is more work left to be done,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Ed Doherty.

The biggest decline in the size of the labour force (year over year) in a decade and Minister Doherty is ‘encouraged’.

You should go back and check the comments from Jody Carr and his predecessors. Every month they are ‘encouraged’.

They shouldn’t be.