Statement by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism

I was pleased to have a good dialogue with my provincial and territorial colleagues on the major challenge facing Canada's economy. We agreed to continue discussing renewal of the Labour Market Agreements as one of many tools to help prepare Canadians for available jobs. I reiterated the federal government's openness to flexible approaches to deliver the proposed Canada Job Grant, the goal of which is to increase employer investment in job training, while ensuring that those who participate get a guaranteed job at the end of their training.

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