News briefs (Sept. 10, 2001)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/06/2001

ANOTHER CALL TO SOLVE SKILLS SHORTAGE

Ottawa — Former parliamentarian, and now president of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Perrin Beatty has added his voice to a growing list of those calling on the federal government to take steps to promote innovation in the country. In an open letter to the Prime Minister and legislators, Beatty said Canada is falling behind competitors and the quality of life in Canada is threatened because of it. “Canada faces a shortage of skilled labour, particularly in manufacturing,” wrote Beatty. The Liberal government has been preparing a strategy to address the problem, expected to be released this fall.

DANGEROUSLY HOT WORKING CONDITIONS