I write concerning the June 9, page C1 story “Labour shortage and work ethic, concern new small business group head.”
Oh my, now look at what happened. The Canadian labour work ethic has come into question by the new head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Dan Kelly.
Could it be that independent business, big Canadian business as well as huge international business have lobbied the Canadian and provincial governments to the detriment of the very populace that it serves? Canada was founded from the bottom up over the past 145 years. People rolled up their sleeves and carried each other forward. The rewards at one time were great, and I mean, great for all.
The noticeable lack of ethics over the past 20 years was bound to trickle down. With some corporate heads reaping millions and then trashing the very companies they work for. With some politicians abusing their elected positions and scamming what they perceive as their entitlements. Gets everyone down, I guess.
The noticeable lack of rewarding employment for well-educated generations of students. The noticeable lack of health benefits offered. The noticeable lack of pension benefits looking forward into the future. The noticeable lack of mentoring. The erosion in Canadian ideals. The continued corporate push to the bottom for Canadian labour. Gets everyone down, I guess.
Dan Kelly says, “we’ve got to make sure we don’t erode our work ethic.” Mr. Kelly then pledged to continue the federation’s focus on changes to the immigration system, temporary foreign worker program and proposed changes to the federal government’s employment insurance program. All of this lobbying, all of this double speak. Gets everyone down, I guess.
Make no mistake, there is no labour shortage in Canada. Yes, there are enough people in Canada to fill all the jobs. Make these jobs meaningful and rewarding and they will be filled.