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A big reason for the jobs decline is the slowing of Toronto’s condo construction boom.
A big reason for the jobs decline is the slowing of Toronto’s condo construction boom.
(Michelle Siu For The Globe and Mail)

Why Canada's job figures should scare Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper’s strategists should have felt a chill down their spine when they saw the latest job numbers.

A weak Canadian jobs report last week hinted at a particularly damaging narrative for Mr. Harper. The job market is stubbornly soft in central Canada – the critical political battleground – while in the United States, it is gathering steam.