Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Consequences ......

While the mainstream media carries on about one manufactured issue after another the majority of Canadians .... who get 99% of their information from either sound bites delivered by talking heads on the boob tube ... or from the print equivalent mini-headlines and one line leads delivered in the dead trees medium ... are essentially in the dark about many real problems.

Problems like unrestrained growth of government payrolls at all levels.

From a poster at The Blogging Tories ....

The following is taken from an article writtten on March 10, 2010 entitled "Civil service: Too many jobs, too little service".

In February, Statistics Canada reported that public-sector employment increased 0.5 per cent in the final quarter of 2009. This may not seem excessive. But it was enough, year over year, to bump the number of Canadians who work for government to 3,650,000 from 3,350,000 - a public-sector infusion of another 300,000 people.

Canada has a labour force of 16.9 million workers - and a public sector that requires the full-time services of more than one in five of them. At the end of 2008, the public sector needed to employ 19.1 per cent of the work force; at the end of 2009, 21.1 per cent. Local governments were the most aggressive last year - expanding staff by 3.2 per cent. Did anyone in the country detect any improvement in efficiency at City Hall? Did anyone observe any gain either in productivity or in performance?

The following are some statistics from the labour force survey (for February) which Statistics Canada released this morning.

Canada had a net gain of 20,900 jobs in February. The public sector added 45,600 jobs, the private sector lost 7,500 jobs, and the self-employed lost 17,200 jobs.

Big Hat Tip there to poster David !


Labels: ,



Post a Comment

<< Home