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A job board at Youth Employment Services in Toronto.
A job board at Youth Employment Services in Toronto.
(KEVIN VAN PAASSEN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

ANDREW JACKSON

Canada’s overhyped jobs recovery

The Conservative Party recently launched the “We’re Better off with Harper” campaign with the claim that “with over one million net new jobs created in the recovery, Canada’s economy is on the right track – thanks to the strong leadership of Stephen Harper and Canada’s Conservatives.”

There have indeed been more than one million jobs created since mid-2009 when the recovery began. But the job market in Canada is still far weaker than was the case before the recession.