Adding jobs here while tak­ing else­where

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Get ready folks – I be­lieve an elec­tion is in the near fu­ture.

Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper is giv­ing money away – this time to Cana­di­ans, usu­ally it’s to other coun­tries. More money for fam­ily al­lowance, but that will be clawed back when you do your in­come taxes next year.

Fi­nally he is start­ing to lis­ten to our vet­er­ans. First he laid off over 300 per­son­nel in Char­lot­te­town and now is hir­ing 20 per­ma­nent work­ers and 13 tem­po­rary work­ers (how long do the temps stay?). One ad­di­tional case worker for all the vet­er­ans on P.E.I. and 11 em­ploy­ees to hire and train the above 34 staff. So when the oth­ers are trained, are these 11 fin­ished?

But it sounds good — like throw­ing a few bread crumbs to the pi­geons.

For all the vet­er­ans wait­ing for months to go through the sys­tem, you will have to wait a bit longer for the gov­ern­ment said these po­si­tions ‘should’ – not will – ‘ be filled by March of 2016.’

The Min­is­ter of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Erin O’Toole did not shed light on the pace or size of any fu­ture down­siz­ing at the Char­lot­te­town of­fice.

Giv­ing a few jobs here but still cut­ting from other de­part­ments – where do all these peo­ple find work, Mr. Harper?

No money for jobs to keep the econ­omy go­ing. I won­der how much these ads to down­grade other politi­cians cost us Cana­di­ans. So much waste.

Beverely Riggs Stratford

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