Alberta oil slump sees layoffs even among drug dealers

Forced back east like other migrant oil patchers

Back in January 2008, the Ottawa Citizen‘s Geoff Nixon reported that at least 20 street gang members from Ottawa had migrated to Alberta to take advantage of that province’s red-hot economy. Well, the party’s over. Edmonton police Insp. Kevin Galvin tell Nixon that “a sagging provincial economy has left Alberta’s migrant street gangs fighting for their share in an ever-tightening marketplace.” The result is a stream of gang members returned to our nation’s capital.

Calgary Herald