Job cuts in the public service. One of the more spectacular communications frig ups by the Premier lately.
Here’s what your humble e-scribbler said on March 6:
So if Danny Williams couldn’t cut anything even after saying it in plain language, what makes anyone think that Kathy Dunderdale and the rest of her crew are even saying “cuts” let alone thinking about doing them?
Then the Friday before the provincial budget is scheduled to appear, CBC reports that “sources say the job cuts will number in the dozens, instead of the hundreds.”
Of course, public sector spending is still unsustainable. The provincial government has been saying it since 2009. It’s like debt reduction. They talk about that too. They just never do anything about it.