By The Associated PressPublished Mar 18, 2018 09:18:12More than 100,000 jobs in the oilpatch are in jeopardy as the government of Alberta struggles to find a way to make up for a $8.5 billion deficit.
The loss of about 4,000 positions will affect workers in all industries, from oil and gas production to transportation and warehousing, and could lead to job losses in the transportation sector.
There are more than 4,300 oilfield jobs at risk, including roughly 700 in Alberta.
The government says the job losses could affect nearly 2,300 full-time jobs in Alberta as well as up to 700 seasonal jobs in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.
A federal official says the federal government’s economic recovery has slowed as a result of a weak economy, with a record $8 billion in federal debt as of March, the highest level since the Great Recession began in late 2007.
That will be bad news for the Liberals who are seeking re-election in 2019.
They have promised to take back power from the Conservatives in 2019 and are now facing an uphill climb.
They must find new ways to boost employment.
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