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A lot of folks in Edmonton had that high rate of PLD factored into their income, especially when trying to qualify for a mortgage. There were also quite a few folks that have been in place for 15 years and collecting the allowance continually. If folks are going to make a stink because DPPD clued into the slush fund, that's on them.It also means a pay cut to Cpls and above in Edmonton — who were previously collecting 684 a month in PLD. Now clearly the economy of Edmonton isn’t exactly what it used to be — but the 1CMBG units in Edmonton used to be notorious for high attrition to the oil patch. This allowance risks encouraging the same kind of attrition, especially if it isn’t regularly adjusted and stays locked in for another 15 years.
Also, the Patch isn't at all what it once was. Especially as the Just Transition is starting to take effect. There will be quite a few folks that are going to have to face up to the consequences of their own assumptions.
The CAF giveth, and the CAF can taketh away.