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Desperate for workers, West seeks immigration powers

posted Mar 18, 2012, 4:39 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 4:39 PM ]
justine hunter AND dawn walton
VICTORIA AND CALGARY— From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 7:06PM EDT
Last updated Monday, Mar. 12, 2012 9:36AM EDT

Canada’s Western premiers are seeking to wrest control over immigration away from Ottawa to help the West manage its growing skills shortage.

“We are well-positioned but we need to have a national discussion about what further tools provinces need to grow the national economy,” said B.C. Premier Christy Clark, who is leading the group, in an interview.

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