Key Trudeau promise to help jobless youth left out of federal budget
Tuesday March 29, 2016 | The Globe and Mail
A notable Liberal election pledge designed to encourage employers to hire young people failed to make the cut in last week’s federal budget.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed during last year's campaign to offer a 12-month holiday on employment insurance premiums to employers who give permanent jobs to people aged 18-24.
The promise, announced in September by Trudeau himself, was supposed to come into force this year and extend through 2017 and 2018 - but it didn't receive a mention in the budget.