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Time for Talk, Not Action
Published on 12/11/2013
In its March 2013 Budget, Ottawa announced the new Canada Job Grant program, promising that the “detailed design” would be negotiated with the provinces “over the next year.” On November 8, 2013, Jason Kenney, the new Minister of Employment and Social Development, finally found the time to meet with his provincial counterparts. This op ed, originally published in the Vancouver Sun on November 7, 2013, reviews the problems inherent in the Canada Job Grant and the implications of funding the new program through cutting employability and training for vulnerable populations. It argues that the federal government should now work with the provinces to redesign the program.
ISBN – 1-55382-590-X