The OECD and the CATO institute have both consistently ranked Canadian labour markets as some of the most flexible in the advanced capitalist world. Indeed, Canada ranks only second to the US on most stingy when it comes to labour market protections. Odd then, that the Conservatives have chosen labour market policy as their marquis policy signature.
From a near doubling of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, to the new restrictions placed on EI eligibility and replacement rates, to an increase in the retirement age through to using legislation to interfere with private contract negotiations in any
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