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Why Temporary Foreign Workers Should Be Made Permanent Citizens

Some Canadian provinces and industries have the same need for foreign workers, and so it's crucial that the appropriate program is in place to meet these needs. The TFWP may be the right model in some instances, but permanent immigration is generally preferable. The temporary foreign worker program is only a temporary fix to the problem of labour shortages in Canada. What we really need is more foreign workers to become citizens. The Canadian government is catching onto this notion.
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Energy Conservation is Common Sense For Ontario

What's stopping Ontario from creating 25,000 jobs while slashing government deficits, boosting GDP by almost $4-billion and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by nine per cent? Not much, really. It's simply a matter of doing more of the things we all do every day: turning off lights, insulating, buying more energy efficient appliances. We all conserve energy every day, but we can do much more to save more. And to do so, we need government to lead.
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How Cutting Taxes Actually Helps the Economy

Two aspirations for Ontario -- to be the engine of Canadian jobs again and to have world-leading public services -- are interdependent, not separate, goals. We can't have one without the other. And Ontarians deserve both. Instead of grants and handouts to the politically connected, I believe tax cuts create jobs. Tax relief creates jobs, grows the economy, and stimulates new business investments.
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Part 3: How Closed Tendering Does Nothing to Help Everyday Workers

Whether it is at the Pentagon, or the Toronto District School Board, the root of the problem is the same -- sweetheart deals made possible thanks to what's called closed tendering, allowing the well-connected to charge ridiculous rates for routine items or work. This is yet another example of outdated government policy that hurts our economy and reduces opportunities for individual workers and businesses.

Part 2: Give Workers the Chance to Say "No" to Old-Time Union Bosses

Sometimes big challenges require big ideas. And big ideas mean big change. Ontario has bounced back before by thinking -- and acting -- with bold strokes. Ontario can again lead Canada in competitiveness and job creation by getting our economic fundamentals right. But a key step will be to open up economic opportunities for individual workers -- not old-time union bosses.

Unemployment Up, McGuinty Upbeat

WOODSTOCK, Ont. - Premier Dalton McGuinty tried to put the best face on unemployment figures released Friday showing Ontario lost 22,400 jobs last month, a figure the opposition called "catastrophic."...