A: When it is designed by the Conservatives
So let me get this straight, the Conservatives will grant you up to $5,000 for skills training but only if employers and the provinces agree to match. Yeah that outta work just dandy
If employers were interested in investing in skills training they would be doing so already which we all know they are not, as for the provinces they are broke and not interested in investing in new programs especially one where the feds contribution will come from funds clawed back from them.
Lets say for the sake of argument this program does magically come together, far from turning over responsibility to employers thus reducing red tape and government interference it will as is always in the world of Con doublespeak do the exact opposite.
Say you somehow convince an employer to fund your training, yeah I know but we're spitballing here remember, you would then have to convince the province to match, once you've done that then you would have to do the same with the feds. This can only lead to a massive bureaucracy and thus bigger government.
Now continuing to assume this somehow all comes together there still needs to be negotiations with the provinces, these aren't slated to begin til next year at the earliest. So even if the Cons pull off the impossible there will be no federal funds for skills training for at least a year if not longer.
Tom Mulcair was wrong when he called this merely a re-branding exercise meant only to put the maple leaf on the cheques. It is much worse than that, it is a program designed to fail, one designed to give the impression of action where there is none. Something this government is expert at.