The province's bygone boom times were based on oil royalties, and little else.
It's a sign of the economic times.
Massage therapists and computer engineers, rejoice.
"It's not to the benefit of anyone except the oil companies.''
But the province is still clinging to a lack of sales tax.
Similar economies, opposite fiscal realities.
Gains in oil, employment and the GDP are all predicted for next year.
Many commentators seem to think that even a small negative impact on total employment is sufficient reason to rule out a minimum wage increase. But impacts on hours of work arising from a minimum wage increases can leave the great majority of minimum wage workers much better off.
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