Statement made on 26 May 2009 by Senator James Cowan
Hon. James S. Cowan (Leader of the Opposition):
Honourable senators, over the past eight months, the number of unemployed Canadians has grown by more than 200,000. In the month of March, unemployment figures went up by more than 10 per cent. In its budget, the government unveiled a stimulus package designed to kick-start the economy through infrastructure spending, thereby helping Canadians to find work in these difficult times. Months have gone by, and less than 5 per cent of these promised funds have flowed.
Why will the government not do something to bring confidence and real help to Canadians in need by making meaningful changes to the employment program?
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