Prime Minister challenges employers to increase trainingChretien says Canada must become a learning society to become competitive in the global economy, OSTD says tax credits for training is the answerBy 11/19/2002|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/05/2003 Prime Minister Jean Chretien called on employers to invest more in training, in a speech to a special summit of learning and innovation being held in Toronto Monday and Tuesday. Chretien made the challenge in a speech, read by Jane Stewart, Minister of Human Resources Development Canada. Chretien was scheduled to attend but was stranded in Shawinigan, Que. by a snowstorm. If Canada hopes to improve productivity, become more innovative and remain competitive in a global economy, it must become a learning society, he explained in the speech. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.