Budget should include more for training: critics

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/11/2003

In a budget that had something for almost everybody, federal Finance Minister John Manley didn’t forget the HR needs of Canada’s employers.

Proposed changes will affect Canadian workplaces in a number of areas from pensions and benefits to recruitment, training and development and health-care spending.

While there was nothing to directly spur new workplace training, $100 million was committed to the creation of the Canadian Learning Institute, which, it is expected, will promote best practices in workplace training.