The Alberta NDP issued a news release about the Canada-Alberta Job Grant a few days ago. The program allows employers to choose employees to be trained with one-third of the cost covered by the government up to a maximum of $10,000.
So far, according to the news release, 5,700 applications have been approved by 2,400 employers and there have been 11,000 courses approved for the program.
Doesn’t it sound like the NDP are finally doing something right? Well, not so fast.
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is working and it’s helped thousands of Albertans increase their skills, but once again, the NDP are recycling another announcement and riding on the coattails of a program that was introduced by the provincial Progressive Conservatives and the federal Conservatives.
The only jobs the NDP have created are for their buddies in the public sector. But, this is their new tactic - reuse successful policies created by former governments to cover up for their inaction and desperation.
Don’t be fooled. We’ve seen time and again that the NDP simply can’t keep their promises.