It was announced today that Seaspan Marine Corp., has been granted a massive $8-billion contract to build navy support vessels and a dubious Arctic “slushbreaker” – terrific news for the company’s stagnant shipyards in Vancouver and Esquimalt where the local workforce is expected to double as a result (not to mention the positive knock-on effect in the respective communities).
But hang on… Government can’t actually “create” jobs! Isn’t that so? Haven’t right-wing ideologues repeatedly told us that only the “free market” is capable of generating “real” jobs? You know, like all the ones being