The Canadian Press

1994-04-19 | Fish-Aid

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Ottawa changed the rules for unemployed fishery workers in Atlantic Canada. In the future they had to be re-trained, or work at government-sponsored jobs to qualify for weekly assistance. The move ended the "passive" nature of aid extended for more than two years to 20-thousand workers affected by declining fish stocks. Human Resources Minister Lloyd Axworthy said the idea was to put people back to work.

Date: 1994-04-19
Placeline: St John's, NL, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 26 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we're putting in place a a one point nine billion dollar program that will have a five year time frame that will give people another chance to make a serious choices and service involvement in developing new careers going back to work helping to redevelop a grief at the community level >>

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