Careers - Greenbranding the jobs debate

Liberals and NDP constantly battle back and forth about jobs creation, and without defining what a job is, they both usually imply construction-based jobs. What this also implies is that if government can give you a job, they can take it away. The term Careers implies so much more, with benefits to the individual as well as to our society in general. In brief, a government that increases career opportunity invests in education. Education gives people the freedom to make their own choice. Higher education means higher pay for the individual and greater economic diversity for the province. Good governance promotes personal responsibility (a quality that is attractive to conservative minds). Someone who chooses and invests in their career choice will take pride in what they do, expand what they do creating jobs for others, and advance themselves. Liberal-NDP government handout jobs are temporary, keep an individual's wages and benefits down, and perpetuate the jobs debate every election cycle. The benefit to Greens - by changing the jobs debate to focus on Careers, we will be differentiating ourselves from the others while at the same time taking control of the conversation and creating a platform to talk about the types of industries we wish to promote and take it away from the idea that oil and gas expansion is the only way for anyone to make a living.


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  • Jan Slakov
    commented 2017-03-09 08:16:51 -0800
    It does make sense to expand the conversation about “jobs” to include education and the concept of ethical, green careers.
  • Kevin Babcock
    published this page in Make a suggestion 2017-02-15 10:15:29 -0800
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