Hopefully working Albertans remember this scornful contempt next election.
During a lunch time address to the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce today, Stelmach said Alberta is poised to rebound from the economic turmoil and will benefit from a deep labour pool, but only for those with the right outlook.
“The A and B Crews are working and the C Crew is at home until they change their attitude,” he said, during prepared remarks.
“This is the new reality in a time of recession.”
But Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan said workers who found themselves unemployed through no fault of their own deserve a better fate than to have their attitudes questioned by their leader.
“This is a disturbing comment coming from the premier in a time of recession — he seems to be blaming the unemployed for being unemployed,” he said.