A few months ago, when the economy was growing at 3% per annum, it seemed like everyone had a job to do.
Now that it’s slowed to 2%, that’s a lot of people working for very little money.
We’re getting a lot less of our services funded.
And, as the public service budget grows, so too do the demands on government resources.
Laurene Powell is the director of the Fraser Institute’s Institute for Public Policy Research, which focuses on policy issues relating to the public sector.