Youth unemployment in Canada is getting worst and not better; currently the unemployment rate for young people stands at 14.5% with the real unemployment rate hovering around 20%. With this in mind it's absolutely unbelievable that the Federal government would even consider eliminating ameliorative initiatives that help young people get jobs in the summer, but that exactly what they're doing through eliminating student jobs centres across Canada. This is a concrete example of the strategic abandonment of young people through public policy and shows how the current focus on austerity measures will scar the economic prospects of the current generation for decades.
If you're concerned about the logic of this decision then I suggest you take some action and ask that this poor decision be reversed, here are the people to contact: Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister of HRSDC (tel: 819-994-6060; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Diane Finley, Minister of HRSDC (tel: 819-994-2482; email: email@example.com). In closing, this is a very detrimental move that calls into question whether the overall job creation strategy is little more than a slick propaganda campaign rather than a substantive policy.