Conservative Caucus’ Alberta Jobs Taskforce to address growing jobs crisis

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Ottawa, October 3, 2016 – Today, members of the Conservative Alberta Caucus were on hand to announce the launch of the Alberta Jobs Taskforce in response to the growing jobs crisis in the province of Alberta,where since the beginning of 2015, the number of Albertans out of work has nearly doubled to 200,000.

The announcement, made by the Hon. Michelle Rempel, MP for Calgary-Nose Hill and Matt Jeneroux, MP for Edmonton Riverbend, positions the Alberta Jobs Taskforce as a collaborative approach in finding real solutions to the very real jobs crisis in Alberta and offers a viable solution to the Liberal government’s failure to put forward a targeted jobs plan for Albertans.

Over the coming weeks, the Taskforce will collect information from everyday Albertans, employers, small businesses, social assistance organizations, workers and other stakeholders – all of whom are affected by the current jobs crisis and have valuable insight and ideas to share. The Taskforce will produce a report containing tangible policy solutions and budget requests, all while drawing attention to an unemployment problem that is of growing national concern.

“The unemployment rate in Calgary is the highest in the country. I will not be wasting any time to work with my constituents on developing a plan that gets them back to work. I am hosting my first Alberta Jobs Taskforce roundtable on Friday, October 14th from 10am to noon at the McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd SE, Calgary). Whether unemployed or underemployed, I invite anyone to come and share with me their stories and ideas” said Tom Kmiec, MP for Calgary Shepard.

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For further information contact:

Jeff Park

Constituency Assistant

Telephone (403) 462-7871

E-mail: tom.kmiec.c1@parl.gc.ca

 

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