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-Homer J. Simpson

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Saskatchewan is never Happy

So I remember a few years ago when everyone was all "oh the economy is so bad, everyone is leaving to go to Alberta".

Now this:

The Calgary Herald cited the example of a couple moving to Saskatchewan in May "after receiving notice their Calgary rent was increasing by $975 to $1,800 a month."

Which is part of a larger article about rent control:

Along with a booming economy that has seen record job creation and soaring retail sales has come the problem of finding an affordable place to live.

It started with house prices. In just a year, Regina's average price had risen by 14 per cent in May, to $162,500, from $142,500 in May 2006. Saskatoon's average price took a staggering jump of 44 per cent to $234,000 in May, compared with $162,300 a year ago.

You can't have it both ways people! Either it is a good thing that people are now coming to Saskatchewan from Alberta or it is a bad thing, but the same people who said it was a problem a few years ago that people were moving to Albert are now the same people who are complaining about all the people moving back!


I remember when all the right-wingers were saying "the NDP can't manage an economy"

...then when the economy started to boom it was "But you are loosing jobs"

...then when there were more jobs than people it was "there is a labour shortage, get people to move here"

...now when people are moving here it is "but housing and rent is going up"

There is just no way to satisfy these people.