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Jason Kenney ignored warning over unreliability of online job ads: internal doc

Employment Minister Jason Kenney continued to tout online job advertisements as a great way to measure Canada’s job vacancy rate even though he had been warned of their unreliability, an internal memo shows. The briefing note, obtained by PressProgress under access to information law, was drafted by departmental bureaucrats following the release of the federal budget. […]

August 7, 2014

Employment Minister Jason Kenney continued to tout online job advertisements as a great way to measure Canada’s job vacancy rate even though he had been warned of their unreliability, an internal memo shows.

The briefing note, obtained by PressProgress under access to information law, was drafted by departmental bureaucrats following the release of the federal budget. Kenney had asked for the information after the “media mentioned the existence of two different measures of the job vacancy rate that present conflicting…