News of layoffs – heavily concentrated in Calgary – emerged following the federal election.
Shortly after the federal election results came in, rumours began spreading that Husky Energy was laying off hundreds of workers in Western Canada.
Now, those rumors have been confirmed.
According to BNN Bloomberg, “Hundreds of workers at Husky Energy Inc. are believed to be affected by a round of layoffs at the Canadian energy giant, according to employees at the company.
Sources told BNN Bloomberg’s Tara Weber the layoffs are mostly focused on western Canadian staff, with the majority of cuts happening in Calgary.
“Today we did have to say goodbye to some of our colleagues. Husky has been taking steps to better align the organization and workforce with our capital plan and strategy,” said Husky Spokesperson Kim Guttormson in an emailed statement, while declining to confirm the number of jobs being cut.”
This is terrible news for the workers and their families losing their jobs, and is terrible for Canada’s unity. With Trudeau winning again, and seeming likely to ignore the justified concerns of the West, it’s quite likely that there will be even more job losses as investment flees the energy sector, and that will deepen the already severe divisions in our nation.
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