Cementing Newfoundland and Labrador’s ascendancy as a “have” province, its capital is enjoying a lower jobless rate than such long-time Canadian powerhouses as Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. According to Statistics Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city is now enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in the country. At 5.7%, St. John’s compares to Calgary at 5.9%, Vancouver at 8.4%, and Toronto at 8.5%. However, Newfoundland’s provincial unemployment rate remains quite high at 11.1%.
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord