Hon. Ken Dryden (Minister of Social Development, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, we recognize that older workers who are laid off have more difficulty finding new work. On May 11, 2004 we announced that an additional $5 million in federal funding has been offered to the provinces and territories that participated in the older workers pilot projects initiative last year.
Since 1999 the Government of Canada has invested $50 million for the older workers pilot projects and $22 million for 67 projects in Quebec to assist older workers. In Quebec 23,900 jobs have been created this year so far for workers aged 55--
Topic: Oral Question Period
Subtopic: Older Workers