Thursday, January 28, 2010

Are Liberals Asking For A Bailout For Political Attack Ads?

It's not my budget, it is Harpers' budget. It is his problem.  Who has been repeating this since December 2008?

“The ‘gotcha' stuff is out of control,” says the Liberal. “They bring in all these nerdy keener kids from campus and it's some kind of game to them. They're turning politics into pro wrestling.” The media concentrates on the top, Ignatieff, and on the Hill, but disenchanted Liberals say there is a story to be told far from the now-silenced sound bites of the Centre Block.

Are Liberals asking taxpayers to be on the hook for hiring more fine art majors, creative writing graduates, desktop publishing students to be hired by the Liberal war room?

For the March 4 federal budget, the Liberals propose:
Temporary financial incentives for firms that hire young Canadians, such as new graduates from universities, colleges or apprenticeships. This measure is meant to address a crisis in youth unemployment, which at 16 per cent is nearly double the national average. Toronto Star
Since becoming the leader of the opposition the Liberals have failed to introduce ANY employment policy inside the HOC. In twelve months they have made a large numbers of presentations at fundraising events. Has the Liberal Party chosen to undermine democracy through divisive relentless attack ads?


Anonymous said...

The liberals are suggesting "grants" to hire young people as a spin-off from Iggy's university tour. They are hoping that by swinging the university age vote (all of whom are probably too young to remember adscam and all their other scandals).

In the meantime, the people who seem to be getting screwed in the job crisis are the older workers, as many companies are laying off their most senior (and thus best paid) staff in favour of cheaper younger workers.

wilson said...

Dear Mr Iffy,
Governments across Canada already have youth hiring incentives in place.
Perhaps a pointyshoe in your office could do a quick check thru google for yah.

Start here:
a few examples:

Agri-Value Marketing Internship Program
Applies to: Saskatchewan
Receive a wage subsidy to hire a recent or current graduate student with marketing expertise to help your agri-value business with marketing.

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
Applies to: All of Canada
If you hire an eligible apprentice, you can receive a tax credit equivalent to 10% of his salary.

Co-operative Education Tax Credit
Applies to: Ontario
You may qualify for a refundable tax credit of up to $3,000 per placement to hire a student who is participating in a co-operative education program at a recognized Ontario university or college.

Energy Training Program for Students
Applies to: Nova Scotia
Receive a wage subsidy to hire a student for a work term in your energy sector business.

CanadianSense said...

Thanks Wilson,

Apparently the 34 years absence and pattern of leaving Canada on extended vacations has not improved his desire to be cognizant of Canada or programs available to Canadians.