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Flaherty sets priorities for budget: skills, infrastructure, manufacturing

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is signalling he’ll concentrate on skills training, infrastructure and the battered manufacturing sector in Thursday’s budget. The finance minister outlines the three priorities in a letter to the Conservative caucus, but offers few specifics. The letter is no surprise as the minister has also signalled he believes a major difficulty with the economy is that current training programs and post-secondary education do not sufficiently prepare Canadians for the jobs that are available. “There are too many jobs that go unfilled in Canada because employers can’t find workers with the right skills,” the letter states. “Training in…

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