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Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | By manipulating the numbers, the oil industry is trying to put a positive spin on a non-story. If there's a benefit to the Canadian economy from the oil sands, you won't find it in the job market.
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Angella MacEwen | Five years after the end of the last recession, and Canada's labour market is still limping along. And it seems to have taken a turn for the worse recently.
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David Macdonald | Yesterday the federal government announced a "Small Business Job Credit." The idea is that small businesses will have a portion of what they paid in EI refunded to them, as a "job-creation strategy."
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Kaylie Tiessen | New Statistics Canada jobs data shows that much of Ontario remains on the same unsteady ground it was on a year ago. Much of the big-picture data masks a continuing shift in Ontario's labour market.
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Jim Stanford | The million jobs plan has a gaping 200,000 job hole in it, resulting from an obvious arithmetic error that throws into question the very competence of Tim Hudak's policy team.
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Kaylie Tiessen | When it comes to businesses in Ontario, there's one thing missing from the election platforms of Ontario's three main party leaders: an acknowledgement that tax cuts don't work.
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Linda McQuaig | Tim Hudak's job creation plan begins by eliminating 100,000 jobs, leaving him obliged to create even more new jobs -- 1.1 million. Since they're imaginary, this turns out to be easy.
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Duncan Cameron | Canadians looking for a job are being hurt by recent trends in foreign trade. An outflow of spending from Canada indicates weakness in the ability of the economy to generate jobs.
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Toby Sanger | Why is Tim Hudak so intent on destroying (public sector) jobs when his whole campaign is built around creating a million jobs?
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Kaylie Tiessen | Though the Labour Force Survey could be better, it does tell us something valuable about Ontario's labour market this month: the province's job situation is still in need of a helping hand.
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Jim Stanford | Though it seems like "common sense" in austerity ideology, Tim Hudak's claim that the best way to create jobs in Ontario is to balance the budget is devoid of economic content and credibility.
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Iglika Ivanova | It seems clear that the TFW program has been a boon to employers directly at the expense of lower skilled workers and youth, who are struggling with high unemployment levels.