Civil servants and public encouraged to shovel their own path to government services
Alberta is in the midst of some serious tough economic times. Sacrifices have had to be made. Public servants are facing a wage freeze. Finance Minister Ted Morton expects to table a $5 billion budget deficit next year. Some MLAs have had to face painful salary increases and cabinet ministers are living the tough times as they travel to Washington DC, New Mexico, Alaska, Korea, Japan, and Cancun.
Continuing from the success of its summer-time memorandum limiting the number of days in a week which buildings would be air-conditioned, the provincial government has released its latest austerity measure. The amount of snow shoveled will now be limited to “Modified Snow Clearing Specification.” This measure is expected to encourage civil servants and public visitors to bring their own shovels if they want to park near the Legislature or a government building in Northern Alberta anytime in the next five months.
Loretta Bieneck Memo December 1, 2010-2
(Thanks to a reader for passing along this memo).