A large government debt burden can negatively affect economic growth.
government employees' compensation
Government employees in B.C., on average, receive 7.4 per cent higher wages than comparable workers in the private sector.
Government-sector workers in Canada retire 2.3 years earlier, on average, than private-sector workers.
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has warned Albertans that the current fiscal year’s projected surplus has turned into at least a $500 million deficit and that next year’s budget will sink deeper into red-ink territory.