Don Pittis · CBC News · Posted: Dec 06, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: December 6 Despite worries that reducing carbon would be a job killer, Canadian employers say hundreds of thousands of jobs remain unfilled. (Don Pittis/CBC) "Scrap your job-killing carbon tax plan," Ontario Premier Doug Ford told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just over a year ago. Of course since then, the Canadian economy has continued to crank out jobs as the unemployment rate hovered near record lows. Wages have been rising above the rate of inflation and businesses have repeatedly complained they can’t find enough workers, resulting in hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs going begging. Economists polled by the business wire service Bloomberg, on average, predicted that unemployment would stick at 5.5 per cent in the November report. This morning’s job figures from Statistics Canada came in at 5.9 per cent. Economic data doesn’t move in a single direction, but as the economy goes through its inevitable future ups and downs, credible research from Canadian and international experts indicates that fighting climate change will be the very opposite of a job killer. Certainly Ford and his fellow conservative premiers are not the only […]


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