TJ stirring the pot a bit

It’s funny. The Telegraph Journal quotes me last week raising caution that a large percentage of the jobs created in New Brunswick have been public sector (or publicly funded jobs in health care, etc.) and then has a sneering Samuel LeBreton counter by saying that’s irrelevant and saying “a job’s a job”.

Now, they run a story this morning about the fact New Brunswick has the second largest public sector employment level in Canada (adjusted for the size of the labour market) and the tone of the article is that this can be problematic.

Well, good golly miss molly. That’s my point. I’ve said that several times on these pages. You can’t have an overly bloated public sector employment relative to the private sector.

Funny, they don’t quote LeBreton in this article. They must save him up for the monthly labour market reviews.