News briefs (June 19, 2000)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

BREAK UP HRDC?

Ottawa — A House of Commons committee has recommended splitting Human Resources Development Canada into smaller departments to improve efficiency and performance. The jobs training scandal focused attention on the department, and the thinking is that its size — it accounts for 45 per cent of federal spending to the tune of $60-billion annually — is unwieldy. Responsibilities for social programs may not be a good fit with HRDC’s other human resources responsibilities, the committee stated.

AIR CANADA PLAYS HARD BALL