Given the federal approach of negotiating a Canada-wide program through a series of bilateral agreements, Canada’s Premiers would expect a betterment clause in the agreements which will ensure that all provinces are able to offer similar programming in the implementation of the Canada Job Grant. Premiers encourage the federalgovernment to collaborate with provinces and territories so as to ensure that effective programs will continue to benefit Canadians. Regarding Labour Market Development Agreements that the federal government has indicated it wants to discuss, Premiers agree it is essential that the federal government proceed by working collaboratively with provinces and territories.
* Québec has already indicated that it intends to opt out of the Canada Job Grant initiative with full compensation.
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