JOB CREATION STRATEGY FOR BRANT RIDING

A POSITIVE, PRACTICAL, NEW CHOICE FOR BRANT

We Hear You.
We have heard the challenge from our community to bring new and innovative job creation ideas to the table. We gladly accept.

Everyone wants a better community We need more practical ideas and less partisanship Brant Riding has both opportunities and challenges We must address both for sustainable growth

What we are not offering.

A miracle cure-all One way discussion Unachievable results

Quantity but Quality too
The number of jobs created and retained in Brant Riding are important, but with the growing numbers of working families struggling to make ends meet the quality of jobs must also be a part of any strategy.

WHAT WILL HELP THE NUMBER OF JOBS IN BRANT
IDEAS FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Independent Jobs Commissioner
Office independent of government Similar to the Parliamentary Budget Officer Investigate mass job loss and layoffs Independent analysis for all planning levels

Meaningful Resolution on Land Rights
Hold Ottawa accountable through creation of “Land Right’s Accountability Act.” Create specific fund to pay for claims - small fee tied to land sales. Claims will cost more later Economic benefit to Six Nations is a benefit to all of Brant Riding Partner on other projects to build relationship

Innovation Agenda
Close Innovation Gap University R & D & more doctoral programs Yes to Net Neutrality - No to UBB Re-brand Brant Riding with priority on green, high tech & communications sectors

Small Business Fairness
Cut Red Tape - Remove duplicate Fed/Prov processes Cut ineffective regulation Clarify tax and succession laws Protect against gouging on internet, heating, credit card transaction fees etc Improve eligibility of small business owners for EI, re-training and skills development

Restore EcoEnergy Retrofit Program
Popular program created good local jobs 3 tonnes less green house gas per home Cuts home energy bills by 20% Increases demand for “Green Hub” products
"I think the chamber is absolutely on the right track," Layton said. "It's a start to move into green goods and green innovation." - Jack Layton December 23, 2009

Bill C-411 to Revitalize Downtowns & Brownfields
Bill C-411 announced in Brantford this January Encourages reinvestment in downtown cores Amends Federal Liens Act to help entrepreneurs develop brownfields

Arts & Tourism as Economic Driver
Income averaging Support apprentice programs for the arts Tourism Hub approach with Six Nations, New Credit, Brant & Brantford Utilize rich history as industry

Retraining & Education
Re-training that actually works Education alternatives for laid off workers Lower tuition fees More doctoral and masters spots

Infrastructure Support
Work with municipalities to fund their priorities not Federal photo ops Transparency - Develop accountability mechanism tied to funding Merit of job creation funding must be based on short & medium term local jobs created

WORKING TOWARDS QUALITY JOBS IN BRANT RIDING
QUALITY OF JOBS MEANS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR BRANT RIDING

Federal Poverty Elimination Strategy
✓ Enact Bill C-545 - “An Act
to Eliminate Poverty” by utilizing multi-party support.

✓ Get Federal government
working with Provincial and Municipal Strategies

✓ Establish poverty lens for
other legislation to help working poor

Anti-Scab Legislation
✓ Change Canada Labour
Code to prohibit hiring of replacement workers

✓ Impose fine for offenders ✓ Helps create two side
solution

✓ Lowers cost/time of strike

Disincentives for Temp Agencies
✓ Utilize Federal tax
system to reward companies that lower temp worker rate

✓Stop Ottawa from
current practice of spending $300 million per year in fees to temp agencies

Brant Riding Jobs Challenge
This is an ongoing discussion. Go to www.brantmarc.ca and share your job creation ideas. Finding community solutions through community engagement.

JOB CREATION IN BRANT RIDING - POSITIVE, PRACTICAL, INNOVATIVE
SOLUTIONS TOWARDS A BETTER BRANT