Since February 2020, government employment has increased by 9.4 per cent compared to just 0.4 per cent for the private sector.
The 1,000 Carrier workers are happy—the unknown future job-losers can only stuff their pink slips in their pockets and wait until next election.
In the case of the Atlantic provinces, all four have unemployment well above the 6.8 per cent national average, with Newfoundland's at 12 per cent and P.E.I.'s at 11 per cent.
When any new government takes power, temptations abound to do something different, merely to distinguish itself from the regime it replaced.