The battle between Ottawa and the provinces and territories over a contentious federal jobs training proposal appears far from over.
The provinces are glad the federal Conservatives are offering more flexibility on how the Canada Job Grant would be funded, but there’s no agreement yet, Manitoba’s jobs minister said after a conference call with her counterparts.
“The provinces are united in their commitment to working together with the federal government,” Theresa Oswald said in a statement. “We have seen some flexibility … which is encouraging but there is still work to be done.”
Oswald said she wants a plan that ensures all unemployed Manitobans are able to access programs that will give them the skills they need to get a good job – a sentiment echoed by her more combative Ontario counterpart.
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