Premier Kenney says results of panel on Alberta finances coming in September
Kenney says he expects the panel will report that Alberta’s economy is spiralling down.
Alberta creates two industry panels to help reduce regulatory red tape
One panel is composed of oil and gas leaders and the other is made of up people in the tourism and hospitality industries.
Alberta throne speech followed by bill to repeal provincial carbon tax
An Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax will kill Alberta’s greenhouse gas levy as of May 30.
Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says he would shelve oil by rail deal
Premier Rachel Notley announced the province will lease 4,400 railcars to get more oil to foreign markets.
Raucous crowd hears Ford, Kenney rail against carbon tax at Calgary rally
Ontario premier and Alberta opposition leader spearheading a growing opposition to the feds’ carbon scheme.
Ontario, Saskatchewan premiers to meet in Saskatoon about carbon tax, economy
Doug Ford is also to speak Friday at a “Scrap The Carbon Tax Rally” in Calgary.
Provinces clamouring for TFWs need to invest in vocational schools: Kenney
Employment minister says polytechnic institutions and vocational schools offering programs for skilled trades are having their budgets slashed.
Skilled newcomers face ‘huge’ hurdles to find jobs: government report
Federal Tories say they plan to unveil initiatives to tackle problems identified in new research.
Feds funding projects to remove barriers from skilled newcomers in BC
Most of the 30 programs will have a particular focus on energy and natural resources.
Progress made with provinces on apprenticeships: Kenney
Provinces will report in the fall on the harmonization of 10 key trades over the next 18 months.
Kenney defends temporary workers hired in Windsor, Ont.
Liberal MPs are questioning why so many foreign workers were hired in Windsor when the city grappled with a 9% unemployment rate for much of 2013.
Ottawa missing opportunity to bolster apprenticeships, critics say
Stakeholders are disappointed that the Conservatives have no provisions for apprenticeships in the $14B New Building Canada Fund.
Canada can learn from Germany on skills: Kenney
Employment minister says feds, provinces can expand paid co-ops for students
BC, federal government sign agreement on Canada Job Grant
Agreement in principle includes the renewal of the Labour Market Agreement, renamed the Canada Job Fund.
Job grant program change may cut support for disabled workers
The Canada Job Grant could end funding for Halifax’s Team Work job-coach program for people with disabilities.