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Canada needs to make fundamental changes to protect way of life: report

posted Apr 21, 2012, 6:04 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 6:26 PM ]
By Misty Harris, Postmedia News April 2, 2012 Victoria Times Colonist

Aggressive outsourcing will hollow out Canadian business; prolonged economic recovery will have left people without jobs and jobs without skilled people; and immigration will sputter in response to the country's lacklustre global brand.

Such is the projection for 2025 if the status quo remains, according to a dramatic new report in which senior leaders from the private and public sectors analyze the demographic, technological, environmental and economic factors that will shape Canadian society in the years to come.

"Our future as a country is really under threat," says Bill Greenhalgh, CEO of the Human Resources Professionals Association, which conducted the joint study with professional services firm Deloitte.

"All the stuff we take for granted today: a good health system; effective education for the next generation; reasonable retirement; welfare for those who need it — just won't exist. At best, we're looking at a very flat forecast, with the possibility things might even get worse."

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See also:
CanadaWorks2025 web site

Outsourcing a threat to Canadian businesses
Call for dramatic change
By Misty Harris, Postmedia News April 3, 2012 Calgary Herald