Prime Minister challenges employers to increase training

Chretien says Canada must become a learning society to become competitive in the global economy, OSTD says tax credits for training is the answer
||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.