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Old 16-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default City/Utility Services Unemployment Insurance

The City of Edmonton in conjunction with it's major utility companies could offer taxpayers / rate payers an unemployment insurance program to avoid hardship on those that lose their jobs. It might cover, say, a year or two of house taxes and utility bills.

This might reduce the number of 'hardship' cases in the next recession and the pressure on the city and it's utilities to make allowance for various hardship cases. In a depression, it might even reduce distress selling of homes and support home prices as well. (It might even have some ancillary benefit for property tax levels).
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Old 17-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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The way things are going, labour shortage will be a far bigger issue by the time the next recession comes (assuming it is 12-15 yrs from now). Given our aging population, I won't be worried too much about it
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Old 25-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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The way things are going, labour shortage will be a far bigger issue by the time the next recession comes (assuming it is 12-15 yrs from now). Given our aging population, I won't be worried too much about it
You never know. Good times sometimes one to an abrupt end.
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