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Trudeau was right to reject austerity policies of Harper government 

By David Crane      

But Finance Minister Bill Morneau should put the brakes on boasting. While the headline numbers look good, digging down into those numbers shows that Canadians still face many challenges in the kinds of jobs that are available,

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, pictured May 29, 2018, surrounded by reporters outside the National Press Theatre in Ottawa after holding a press conference about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

TORONTO—The headline news on unemployment in Canada these days is largely positive, despite the recent upward blip in the unemployment rate to 6.0 per cent. Full-time employment is up by 326,000, part-time employment down by 154,000 over the past year and wages are starting to grow as the impact of higher minimum wages and tightening labour markets begin to be felt.

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