Canada’s Government Must Address Emerging Crisis Affecting Millennial Generation
From Niki Ashton and Canada’s New Democratic Party
Posted March 16th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
(A Brief Foreword Note from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper – I hardly know anything about Niki Ashton at all, but two thumbs up for this Federal Parliamentarian from the Province of Manitoba for paying some real attention to the challenges faced by young people, rather than just those faced by seniors or whatever is left of “the middle class” so many politicians on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border pay so much lip-service to.)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – New Democrats are launching a campaign to address the rising challenge of precarious work among millennials, which leaves many young Canadians with little job security, no benefits, and no ability to plan for the future.
“The rise of precarious employment is driving growing inequality and threatens the future of an entire generation,” said Niki Ashton (Churchill – Keewatinook Aski) NDP Critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development. “The government can no longer ignore the challenges facing millions of young Canadians who lack job security and basic benefits.”
The NDP are launching a national campaign to consult young people affected by the rise of precarious work and engage them in developing solutions to the challenges they face. The consultation process will provide the opportunity to listen to young people across the country and look at ways to strengthen job security, improve labour standards and ensure government supports are adapted to the realities of precarious work.
“Young people are more likely to be stuck in precarious work conditions,” said Ashton. “Tackling the rise of precarious work in the millennial generation is essential to fighting income inequality and building a fairer Canada.”
About Niki Ashton
Niki Ashton has a track record of standing up for Northern and Indigenous people. She was first elected MP for Churchill riding in 2008 and re-elected in 2011—then re-elected in 2015 in the redrawn riding of Churchill—Keewatinook Aski.
Named “Best Constituency MP” in 2012 by Maclean’s, Niki is proud to represent communities that fight to maintain Canadian jobs and control over our economy. She is a recognized champion for better living conditions for Northern and Indigenous people
Visit Niki Ashton’s website at http://nikiashton.ndp.ca/ .
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