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The Honourable Candice Bergen will announce Government of Canada support to help local residents with disabilities find jobs

Posted January 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce Government of Canada support to help local residents with disabilities find jobs.

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Departmental Statement on Temporary Foreign Workers in Northern Alberta

Posted February 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Earlier today, Department officials reached out to Edmonton Ironworkers’ Union Local 720 and were advised by union officials that all of the affected ironworkers have received offers of employment from other projects in the area. The Department continu…

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Harper Government Supports World Autism Awareness Day

Posted April 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today recognized World Autism Awareness Day, addressing the crowd gathered on Parliament Hill for the second annual Autism on the Hill event.

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia announce agreement to help British Columbians with disabilities get jobs

Posted April 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have reached an agreement that will help British Columbians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Developmen…

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The Honourable Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander will make an important announcement on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and the Honourable Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, will make an important announcement on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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Minister Rempel to Announce Support for the Sinneave Family Foundation

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parl…

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Education

Unfairness, unfairly applied

Posted June 24, 2014 by Norm Farrell

Christy Clark claimed teachers are greedy and that BC cannot afford to pay more for public education. Liberal social media retainers continue echoing the claims. We know that labour relations in BC schools have long been contentious but that will only …

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The Honourable Candice Bergen will deliver a speech to promote the importance of saving now for children’s education and securing their future

Posted January 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will deliver a speech to promote the importance of saving now for children’s education and securing their future.

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Education Ministers Hold High-Level Meeting With The People’s Republic Of China

Posted February 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Provincial and territorial ministers of Education were in Edmonton this week for the Third High-Level Consultation on Education Collaboration between the Provinces and Territories of Canada and the People’s Republic of China (3HLC).

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Minister Kenney talks jobs during tour of Grey Bruce region

Posted April 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today completed a tour of the Grey Bruce region with Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce¿Grey¿Owen Sound.

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Government of Canada consults with stakeholders in Saskatoon to help shape new Labour Market Development Agreements

Posted May 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, today hosted two roundtables on how to strengthen the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs). This is part of a series of roundtables, in cooperation w…

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Supporting the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

Posted June 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association receives Government of Canada funding to host international tournament

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Minister of State Holder highlights support for 28 science and engineering researchers and students at the University of New Brunswick

Posted July 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Can…

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan sign memorandum of understanding on Canada Job Grant

Posted March 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy, today signed a memorandum of understanding on the Canada Job Grant.

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Government of Canada funds nine projects to modernize leisure and recreational facilities in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Posted January 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that nine Abitibi-Témiscamingue organizations have been granted financial assistance for infrastructure improvements.

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The Honourable Jason Kenney, the Honourable Rob Norris, and accompanying stakeholders will report back on their skills mission to Germany and the United Kingdom

Posted March 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education for Saskatchewan, and accompanying stakeholders will report back on their skills mission to Germany and the United Kin…

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Governments of Canada and Manitoba finalize agreements to help Manitobans get jobs

Posted April 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable
Theresa Oswald, Manitoba Minister of Jobs and the Economy, signed three agreements today to help connect Manitobans with available jobs.

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The Honourable Jason Kenney delivered a speech at Polytechnics Canada’s 2014 annual conference

Posted June 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

I think the work that Polytechnics Canada and all of its member colleges represented by you here tonight is in many ways the most important work being done in the Canadian post-secondary education sector. And that’s really what I’m here to talk about t…

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Government of Canada supports the New Horizons for Seniors Program to fund First United Church project

Posted July 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), will announce Government of Canada support through the New Horizons for Seniors Program to fund First United Church project.

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Harper Government helps Canadians with disabilities gain the skills they need for available jobs

Posted January 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) today announced that thanks to the Opportunities Fund for Pe…

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The Honourable Greg Rickford will announce Government of Canada support to the Seven Generations Education Institute

Posted April 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Mult…

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Statement by Minister Valcourt on Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act

Posted April 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today:
Our Government has made reforming First Nations education a priority. This is a goal that we share with First Nations paren…

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Parliamentary Secretary Strahl congratulates Graduates of Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today met and congratulated the graduating Class of 2014

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Harper Government Supports Innovative Pilot Program Assisting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Obtain Employment in the IT Industry

Posted July 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont, announ…

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Education

Clark Government earns failing grades

Posted June 24, 2014 by Norm Farrell

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”Jacques Barzun

Successful nations that intend to maintain economic and social powers have high regard for universal education. They know that for tomorrow’s adults to enjoy success, youth must acquire foundational skills and attitudes. Teachers and well managed public schools are vital to building the needed competencies.

Unfortunately, most political and business leaders do not worry much about the future. Larry Fink, head of BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, calls it, “persistent and pernicious short-term thinking.”

Additionally, a selfish attitude grows within segments of society. It is the idea that “proper” education should be reserved for elites. For everyone else: education-lite. This means basic low cost, no-frills, technical and vocational training, dependent on what business needs today. If Enbridge wants welders, we will train welders. If Starbucks needs counter staff, we teach people how to open bags, fill hoppers and press buttons.

However, we won’t even commit sufficient resources to pursue this strategy. It is too easy and too cost efficient to import worker bees from elsewhere and, when our needs are complete, return them without having to worry about anyone expecting “entitlements.”

Claims are made that a division between proper-education and education-lite benefits the talented but, in reality, the emphasis mostly benefits the privileged. However, when the decision makers are themselves privileged, they’re ok with that.

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will deliver a speech on the skills mismatch in Canada and what it means for Canada’s future

Posted January 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, will deliver a speech on the skills mismatch in Canada and what it means for Canada’s future. The conference is hosted by Hamilton-based think…

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LavaBlast Software receives financial assistance from Government of Canada to increase sales on foreign markets

Posted March 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that LavaBlast Software Inc. has been granted financial ass…

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Government of Canada takes action to create jobs and address skills shortages in the manufacturing sector

Posted April 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced a number of government initiatives that support the manufacturing industry in Canada during a roundtable with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

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The Honourable Jason Kenney and the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux announced an important initiative that will help British Columbia residents with disabilities get jobs

Posted May 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Thanks to the Open Door Society for welcoming me here to see firsthand some of the great work you do. Minister Cadieux, thank you for participating in this on behalf of the government of British Columbia. Thank you, Stan, very much for that wonderful o…

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Applied Research and Development in Manitoba

Posted June 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $3.5 million of funding of $3.5 million to purchase the three different high performance electron scanning microscopes required to establish an adv…

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Minister Valcourt Talks Skills Training and Jobs with Youth from Meadow Lake Tribal Council

Posted July 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and Member of Parliament for Desnethe Missinippi Churchill River, Rob Clarke met with youth

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Minister Kenney commends Olds College for helping young Canadians obtain skills employers need

Posted March 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, commended
Olds College for preparing young Canadians to succeed in today’s economy.

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Harper Government Supports Economic Opportunities for Women in Hamilton

Posted January 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada today announced support for a project to advance more women into non-traditional careers. The announcement was made by Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch,…

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Governments of Canada and New Brunswick sign agreement in principle on Canada Job Grant

Posted March 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Jody Carr, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, today signed an agreement in principle on the Canada Job Grant.

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Harper Government to Strengthen SIAST Trades Programs

Posted April 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular Services), and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for…

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Harper Government helps youth in Stony Plain and northern Alberta get jobs

Posted June 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping equip young Canadians in the Stony Plain area with the information, skills and work experience needed to get jobs. The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Regional Minister for northern Alberta, and Member of Parliament for Edmonton¿Spruce Grove, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).

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Agriculture

Ministers Michelle Rempel and Gerry Ritz to Announce Support for Canadian Beef Sector

Posted July 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will make an announcement to support jobs and growth, while…

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Harper Government supports the Neil Squire Society to help Canadians with disabilities gain job skills

Posted July 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced over $1.3 million in funding to the Neil Squire Society t…

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