I was pleasantly surprised to see a report published yesterday by Don Drummond and Francis Fong at the TD Bank on the Changing Canadian Workplace.
It provides a short but decent summary of some different issues affecting labour: macro trends, educational requirements, changing composition, women, immigrants, aboriginal Canadians, older workers, widening income gaps, income security, etc.
These are a lot of the issues we are familiar with. I’ve only given it a quick skim, but it is refreshing to see someone else deal with these issues in what initially appears to be a candid way.
Don Drummond will be giving the Sefton memorial lecture on labour issues later this month. It appears that, as well as International Women’s Day, was the impetus for this report.