The federal Conservatives say Ottawa needs to pay more attention to the unemployment situation in Alberta.
On Monday, MP for Calgary-Nose Hill Michelle Rempel and MP for Edmonton Riverbend Matt Jeneroux, announced that they are launching the Alberta Jobs Taskforce in response to the growing jobs crisis in the province of Alberta.
Jeneroux says we haven’t seen these kinds of problems before. “We are facing a pretty unique situation in the province. And right now, we have a federal government that is completely ignoring the crisis. We want to make sure that Albertans and businesses and small companies have a way to be heard.”
The tories say since the beginning of 2015, the number of Albertans out of work has nearly doubled to 200,000. Jeneroux says that’s twice as many people as live in Lethbridge. “We want a long term sustainable approach to solutions that we are hearing.”
He says all Conservative MPs in Alberta are hearing people in their offices giving very heartfelt stories about how they’ve lost their jobs, or how friends have lost their jobs.
Michelle Rempel says, “The people of Alberta have worked hard for generations, and the entire nation has benefitted from Alberta’s economic strength. We need to work together and take a collaborative approach in finding real solutions to the very real jobs crisis in Alberta.”
To participate in the taskforce discussion, they invite you to go to www.AlbertaJobsTaskforce.ca . (eb)