This is what our politicians should be addressing in the coming federal election, job insecurity
The bottom line: 57 per cent of Canadians feel government should do more to ensure their economic and social security. This is not a call for small government or for making tax cuts a priority. The decline in the purchasing power of wages, increasing job instability and the growth of non-standard jobs are major worries for many Canadians and they want government to help.
More Canadians are working than ever before—some 18.9 million in March—and the unemployment rate is down to 5.8 per cent. Yet for many Canadians there is little cause for celebration, writes David Crane. The Hill Times file photograph