Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

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MP Hajdu Answers Question on Job Creation

Ms. Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are increasingly worried about their economic situation and this is tied to the emerging crisis of precarious work that we are facing in our country. While the economy is staggering, the government is failing to protect and create good, full-time, permanent jobs. It has also failed to react to this crisis and, instead, prefers to tell Canadians to just get used to it. Canadians deserve a government that will fight for good jobs.

When will it show leadership, stand up for Canadian workers, and fight for the good jobs that they deserve?

Hon. Patty Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, our government knows that our prosperity relies on young Canadians getting good jobs and contributing to the economy in the fullest way. That is why we are investing historic amounts into ensuring that young people have the diversity of skills to bring forward new ideas, new talent, and new creativity to the emerging workforces of Canada. I look forward to working with the member opposite on a plan.