07 October 2016

Remember, back in the day...

...your teachers and parents would always advise you to spend money you didn't actually have? •••

Yeah, me neither...

Last spring, the Liberal government doubled the amount of money available to subsidize student wages under the Canada Summer Jobs program.

But despite the boost, Statistics Canada found student summer employment rates for 2016 stuck roughly where they were in 2015.
How's that 30 billion dollar deficit lookin' now, guys?


5 comments:

Bill Elder said...


I don't know if it's students wanting to slack the summer out, or whether there is a very real depressed job market - I have been looking for a small contract to keep me busy since May and things are pretty flat everywhere - no place in Canada can be said to be really booming - most of the employers I solicit are actually in layoff or downsizing staff.

I think we gots us the edge of a looming recession - possibly a protracted one that will be spiked with tax increases, energy increases and COL inflation - hard times ahead - but hey, he has great hair and does selfies with his Millennial fan base.

Neo Conservative said...

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a recession might be as good as it gets. i wouldn't be surprised to see a total abrogation of social controls.

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Frances said...

Don't know any companies who applied for this funding - if a student was of value, then said student was hired; otherwise not.

Neo Conservative said...

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frances... i'm guessing the libranos made sure all their business friends were made aware of this money pit.

it's how they do things.

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Frances said...

Neo - agree with you. Don't remember getting any info about this.