Public investment will improve services, productivity in coming budget

CUPE Ontario

"The recession may be declared over, but Canada is not truly in the clear until jobs are recovered and productivity improves," said CUPE National President Paul Moist.

Moist urged the government to make long-term, strategic investments that will help accommodate a major demographic shift as the baby boom generation retires.

"The next 30 years will see a rise in skills shortages, a shrinking labour market, and further strain on our health care system as the population ages. Investing now in education, child care, quality public seniors' care and stable pensions will help Canadians adjust to these major demographic changes."

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