For Immediate Release
Wellington North– John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington held the final two of ten meetings on his Summer Jobs Tour yesterday in North Perth and Wellington North. The first meeting was held in the morning at North Perth Community Living while the second meeting was held in the afternoon at the Mount Forest Legion. Attendees included local municipal councillors and staff, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, business owners, community groups, summer students and organizations who received funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Among the discussed topics were, labour shortages in specific industries, job training, attracting new families, potential improvements to the Canada Summer Jobs program, the aging workforce, changes in agriculture, and local infrastructure needs.
Mr. Nater concluded the meeting by thanking each of the participants and stating: “It is very important for me to hear directly from the people of Perth—Wellington about their experiences with issues such as the immediate need for skilled labour across the riding, the practical implications of the Canada Summer Jobs program, and the importance or attracting and retaining young people in the region”.
Reflecting on the tour M.P. Nater stated: “This jobs tour has been a valuable experience. I was able to hear directly from employees, employers, municipal representatives and experts from every corner of the riding. I am optimistic we can work together on the challenges affecting Perth—Wellington.”
M.P. Nater and his staff have begun to prepare a report for the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism using the information, concerns and recommendations gathered during the ten meetings on the jobs tour.