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Canadian Labour Congress calls on feds to scrap ‘tax-cuts-for-jobs’

Organization says government should invest money where jobs are better guarantee

OTTAWA—The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is calling on the federal government to abandon “tax-cuts-for-jobs” partnerships with private corporations and invest in surefire jobs for Canadians.

The CLC’s federal finger-pointing comes after the latest jobs report from Statistics Canada, which showed a national unemployment rate of 7.1 per cent.

According to the self-proclaimed national voice of the labour movement, “it’s time for the federal government to get serious about creating good jobs, abandon the tax-cuts-for-jobs partnership with private corporations that haven’t delivered the goods and invest the money where there’s a better guarantee that jobs for Canadians will be the result.”

“In return for tax breaks, companies are supposed to invest to create jobs, but they are not keeping their end of the bargain,” CLC president Ken Georgetti said in a statement.

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