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Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at Queen's Park in Toronto , Ontario, Tuesday February 18, 2014.
Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at Queen's Park in Toronto , Ontario, Tuesday February 18, 2014.
(Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

Wynne taps business, university leaders to help fix skills training

Faced with a shortage of cash to pay for new policies, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pressing education and business leaders for help tackling the nagging concern that Canada has a problem matching the skills of its work force with available jobs.

At relatively short notice, Ms. Wynne gathered dozens of influential people in Toronto for a “talent and skills” summit on Tuesday, from university and college presidents to business executives and non-profit leaders. The gathering included Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management, TD deputy chief economist Derek Burleton, Samsung Canada president James Politeski and numerous education leaders.