Frederick James (Jim) Hawkes
Mr. Jim Hawkes (Calgary West):
Madam Speaker, the Minister of Employment mentioned the fact that the Conservative government had cancelled some job-creation programs. He forgot to mention that we had intentions of replacing those programs which were cancelled with what we felt were better programs.
My question is directed to the Minister of Employment. He informed me the other night that he was busy reading the research work I did for his department on employment in the early half of the seventies. There is a document entitled "Reflections on the federal government's role in employment creation." The dilemma posed in that document is whether or not jobs created with tax dollars should go to those who are best qualified but who perhaps do not need them, or whether the jobs he is intending to create should go to those who experience the greatest difficulty in securing employment or have the greatest need for employment. Will the jobs he is bringing down go to those who do not need them, or will they go to those who do?
Sub-subtopic: JOB-CREATION PROGRAM-GOVERNMENT POLICY