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    Fri 6:46 pm | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Marc LaferriereScandal, double talk and mismanagement is becoming the Tory story on the Federal Scene. Good on the #NDP for filing this complaint about the Tories use of our tax dollars to mislead us.
    Fri 4:58 pm | Ontario, Brant
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    Fri 3:15 pm | British Columbia, New Westminster—Coquitlam
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    Marc LaferriereI've met Devin - he is a wonderful and brave man doing something to honour the memory of his wife. A painful but inspiring read about suicide and reaching out.
    Fri 1:45 pm | Ontario, Brant
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    Peter OrmondRetweeted GailRyan#tweet4taiji (@britsh57girl): Eighth Grader Convinces Entire School To Skip SeaWorld via @dodo http://t.co/DbasGTipAu #boycottseworld
    Fri 11:03 am | Ontario, Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale
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    Peter OrmondRetweeted RJ Hayden (@Wulalowe): 138 species near extinction are unprotected, says report | @ausgeo http://t.co/F8p18Iej93 #wildlife #australia http://t.co/FHTYbC9Krk
    Fri 11:02 am | Ontario, Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale
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    Fri 10:53 am | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Trish McAuliffeHuge success at the Queens Park Rally, Ontario Health Coalition defends Public Medicare & fights privitization of sevices. Join the movement with your local coalition. Durham Chapter meets the last Monday of the month. 1425 Phillip Murray Drive Oshawa at 7pm
    Fri 10:39 am | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Trish McAuliffeWell done ONDP!
    Fri 8:40 am | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Anita VandenbeldSign up for Equal Voice UOttawa "She Will Run" series to promote women in politics. Anita will be one of the guest speakers, talking about her international work promoting women's political participation with the United Nations. . http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/she-will-run-series-presentation-ii-tickets-14110012427?aff=efbbt
    Fri 7:47 am | Ontario, Ottawa West—Nepean
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    Anita VandenbeldOur regional Liberal party fieldworker conducted a great "train the trainers" session last night for our team in Ottawa West-Nepean. If you'd like to volunteer for Anita and find out about future volunteer training sessions, email us at info@ElectAnita.ca.
    Fri 7:37 am | Ontario, Ottawa West—Nepean
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    Leanna VillellaMinister Kenney talks careers in the skilled trades at the Building Meaning Project National Roundtable November 20, 2014– Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at the Building Meaning Project National Roundtable organized by Cardus. In his speech, Minister Kenney reiterated that a career in the skilled trades is just as valuable as going to university and getting an academic degree. He explained that employers, unions, educators and governments need to work together in order to make a compelling case to young Canadians for a future in the skilled trades, where more workers will be needed to ensure Canada’s continued economic growth. Minister Kenney outlined the Government’s plan to help Canadians get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in the trades. He highlighted the Government’s initiatives and investments related to skills training and apprenticeships, which include the creation of the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant that together represent $4,000 available to students who go through their apprenticeship programs and the Canada Job Grant, an innovative, employer-driven approach that leads to a guaranteed job in the trades. Quick facts According to the Conference Board of Canada, Ontario is losing out on as much as $24.3 billion in economic activity and $3.7 billion in provincial tax revenues annually because employers cannot find people with the skills they need in their businesses. According to Colleges and Institutes Canada, in less than 10 years, employers will not be able to find qualified candidates for 1.5 million job openings. In the next 10 years, Canada is expected to need 300,000 new workers in the construction sector and 145,000 new workers in the mining sector. Canada will also need another 150,000 new workers in the petroleum sector by 2020. Quotes “The Government of Canada’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians. Through measures like the Canada Job Grant, the Canada Apprentice Loan and apprenticeship grants, the Government of Canada is helping Canadians get well-paying jobs and helping employers get the skilled workforce they need. I encourage young people to pursue a future in the skilled trades if they want rewarding, valuable and well-paying careers.” – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development “While many equate the trades with drudgery, those who work in the trades know it's about opportunities. It affords Canadians the opportunity to earn a great living, to exercise creativity and to achieve their potential buy using both their bodies and their minds. We at Cardus are committed to working with industry, labour, educators and others to make sure Canadians think of the trades as a viable career option. The willingness of Minister Kenney to lend his voice to that project speaks to the critical importance of renewing the place of skilled trades in Canadian economic and social life. We're grateful for his leadership on this important issue.” – Brian Dijkema, Program Director, Work and Economics, Cardus “We are thrilled to support ‘The Building Meaning Project’. CLAC believes in the inherent dignity of work. Raising the stature of work in the trades will not only help the Canadian economy, but also the lives of all Canadians.” – Dick Heinen, Executive Director, Christian Labour Association of Canada "Working in the skilled trades is a lot more than just having a job and a job that takes training to achieve threshold competency, it is joining a fellowship of other men and women who have similar skills and to work together to accomplish things that are simply miraculous. It is not a job in which someone builds a house, a public building or a nuclear power plant—it is building this country.” – Robert Blakely, Director of Canadian Affairs, Canada's Building Trades Unions “Canada faces an enormous economic opportunity on the strength of our thriving construction industry, but that opportunity depends on our ability to grow a robust, inclusive and highly skilled workforce. Building our construction workforce of the future must start with restoring the fundamental dignity of work in the trades, in the eyes of Canadians. Employers play a central role in that endeavor, along with labour unions, educators, governments and parents. That’s why PCA is so pleased to be part of this important project.”
    Fri 5:59 am | Ontario, Welland

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