Job Creation

“Union asks NDP to keep Saudi armoured vehicles deal ‘under wraps,’ fearing ‘significant’ job losses” (The National Post)

Norman De Bono (The National Post): A London, Ontario industrial giant has been thrust into a federal election scrap between party leaders, and its workers — fearing their jobs could be jeopardized — aren’t happy…

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“Justin Trudeau lays out $1.5B youth employment strategy” (CBC News)

CBC News: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is duking it out with the NDP over which federal party would do the most to create jobs for youth. Trudeau released his party’s youth employment strategy during a campaign…


“David Suzuki: vote for a better, cleaner Canada” (The National Observer)

David Suzuki (The National Observer): No matter what anyone says during this long federal election campaign, climate change is the biggest threat to Canadians’ health, security and economy. The scientific evidence is incontrovertible, the research…


“Making inequality an issue in the election campaign” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Tanya is a PhD graduate who can’t get a job. John is a former IT manager who went from a middle-class lifestyle to living on less than $300 a month, once…


“Mulcair is everyone’s target. Here’s how he plans to win.” (Maclean’s)

Paul Wells (Maclean’s): Mulcair is learning that higher hopes bring bigger obstacles. The NDP leader has become his opponents’ target much earlier than Layton ever did. Partly because there is more of the old-time backroom pol…


“Canada adds 12,000 jobs in August, but unemployment rate rises to 7%” (The Financial Post)

The Canadian Press: The Canadian economy gained 12,000 jobs in August, bolstered by a gain in full-time employment, but more people were looking for work and the unemployment rate ticked higher for the first time…


“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…


“Canada’s Economic Slide in Five Charts” (Bloomberg View)

Christopher Flavelle (Bloomberg View): Tuesday’s announcement that Canada’s economy shrank for the first two quarters of 2015, putting the country into a technical recession, puts a little more strain on the ruling Conservative Party’s claim…