Finley emphasizes that Canadians will keep receiving EI benefits even if they reject inappropriate jobs. On the other hand, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says there is no unsuitable job; one should take whatever job they get in order to be employed.
“There is no bad job, the only bad job is not having a job,” Flaherty told reporters. “I drove a taxi, I refereed hockey. You do what you have to do to make a living.”
The debate leaves Canadians in the mist. The final word would come out when the new regulations on defining “suitable employment” are reveled in the coming weeks. Despite the argument, Finley and Flaherty both agree that one of the problems facing the economy is labor shortages.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Stephen Harper seemed to support the finance minister, saying the government knows labor shortage can adversely affect Canada’s economy in the coming days.