A Flimflam Budget
Michael Mendelson, April 2013

The recent federal Budget argued that there is a serious 'skills gap' in Canada.  The Budget proposed a new Canada Job Grant to help fill that gap.  But the Canada Job Grant is a poorly thought-out program and is likely to create no than more than a handful of training programs at best.  Since the $300 million funding for the Canada Job Grant is to be taken out of existing provincial training programs, the result may actually be a substantial decrease in training programs in Canada.

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