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Trudeau Vows to Create 1 Million Jobs: Throne Speech Highlights

Sept. 23, 2020, 6:53 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will launch a campaign to create 1 million jobs in Canada, returning employment to pre-pandemic levels.

  • Governor-General Julie Payette outlines Trudeau government priorities Wednesday in a so-called Throne Speech
  • Trudeau government plans to support “people and businesses through this crisis as long as it lasts, whatever it takes”
  • “Not the time for austerity” given need to support economy
  • Canada to spur job creation through “a range of tools, including direct investments in the social sector and infrastructure, immediate training to quickly skill up workers, and incentives for employers to hire and retain workers” ...