September 11, 2015
BURNABY, BC – A Liberal government will invest in young Canadians to help them gain the skills and work experience they need to succeed and contribute to our economy, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today.
“During the Harper decade, thousands of young Canadians remain unemployed or underemployed, and opportunities are so scarce that many have stopped looking for work altogether,” said Mr. Trudeau. “This lack of job opportunities places a heavy burden on young Canadians and their parents. It is time to invest in our shared future, and that means investing in young Canadians.”
A Liberal government will invest $1.3 billion over three years – 13 times more than the NDP – to, among other things:
“Under Harper, a shortage of good youth jobs has become the new normal. There are 170,000 fewer young people in the workforce now than before the 2008 recession, and too many parents are feeling the financial strain, forcing many to dip into their own retirement savings, or put off retiring altogether,” said Mr. Trudeau. “When it comes to helping young people launch their adult lives and enter the workforce, we can and must do better. Only Liberals have the plan and the team to give everyone a real and fair chance at success.”
Backgrounder – Real Change: Creating jobs and opportunity for young Canadians
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