NEWS ~ Conservative bully tactics fail unemployed Canadians

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“Instead of sitting down with their provincial counterparts to negotiate and find a compromise that will actually help unemployed Canadians find work , the Conservatives are trying to bully the provinces,� said NDP Employment and Social Development critic Jinny Sims (Newton – North Delta). “This do-nothing budget fails families in need.�

Last year, without consulting the provinces, the Conservatives announced the Canada Jobs Grant program which will claw back money already allocated to the provinces. They also spent $2.5 million advertising the grant before it even existed.

“The Conservatives’ failure to negotiate in good faith with the provinces leaves Canadian job-seekers in worse shape,� said NDP deputy Employment and Social Development critic Sadia Groguhé (Saint – Lambert). “The Conservatives must go back to the drawing board and find a plan that puts Canadians first.�