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Changes will soon be on the way for a business that has been in Edmonton for 35 years.
Edmonton Kenworth, a truck dealership with six locations in the city, will be cutting jobs and restructuring, and the company’s president said it is due to the struggling oil and gas industry.
President Gary King said business has been rough.
“We’re used, in essence, to doing double the volume we’ve been doing over the last five years,” he said.
King said the company is dependent on oil and gas, and he is blaming two levels of government for the struggles: the former NDP leadership in Alberta and the federal Liberals.
Alta. universities, colleges say UCP funding cuts are ‘significant’, ‘a challenge’
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Oil & Gas UK repeats calls for tax breaks and Treasury incentives and says more jobs will go as cost- cutting continues.
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“When income tax is raised both personally and corporately, a carbon tax is implemented, none of that is going on in the U.S.,” he said.
“Money moves and the money has left Western Canada.”
King said he had been hoping for a different outcome in the federal election last month and is discouraged the Liberals were re-elected.
“Having a minority government with the Greens there, the NDP there, all three of them have actively campaigned against the Alberta oilsands and Alberta. That’s not a good outcome for Alberta. I think most people would agree the investment has left Alberta,” he said.
King said the company has to react; it is shuttering two locations in east Edmonton and consolidating its operations in Leduc and west Edmonton.
There will also be layoffs, which could include service technicians, employees who work in the parts department and management. The company currently has 390 employees.
Number of planned TTC subway closures recommended to increase in 2020
While noting there's the potential for change, TTC staff recommended proceeding with 34 full weekend closures, 18 single-day closures, eight late-Sunday openings, and 106 early weeknight closures.According to the report, which will be considered by the board on Dec. 12, work related to the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT and the automated train control (ATC) signal system are cited as the key reasons for the closures.
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Exact numbers haven’t been worked out but King expects them to be finalized within 14 days.
Alberta’s Economic Development Minister Tanya Fir said news of the changes at Edmonton Kenworth is “upsetting.”
“This is not good news. It shows there’s still work to be done to get our economy back on track,” she said.
Fir touts the UCP government’s job creation tax cut, initiative to cut red tape and removal of the carbon tax as ways to bring back jobs and investment back to Alberta, but she admits it isn’t an overnight fix.
“We’re hoping that, as the effects of the job creation tax cuts start to take hold and with the rollout of our investment growth strategy, that we’re going to start to see those positive changes on the horizon very soon,” she said.
Second Edson car dealership razed by fire this month, earlier fires determined as arson .
Edson and area fire crews battled a second car dealership blaze in the town in a month Monday as RCMP announced a pair of December fires in the communities were arson. The blaze at Edson Honda broke out around 5 a.m. Monday with Yellowhead County and Edson firefighters responding.