WHEREAS the Leader of the LPC has indicated a strong interest in addressing the needs of middle income Canadians during the next election campaign; and
WHEREAS many educated and skilled Canadians are finding it increasingly difficult to find stable well-paying jobs that can support a middle income lifestyle; and
WHEREAS during the 1950 and 60s Canada developed a strong middle income under a mixed market-driven economy marked by collaboration among government, industry and unions; and
WHEREAS beginning in the 1980s, new economic models based on private sector responsibility for economic growth combined with an increased emphasis on cost competitiveness resulting from international trends in globalization, Canada began to lose its industrial base and associated “middle income” jobs, a trend which continues to the present; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada, as a major component of the 2015 election platform, commit to developing, a new Canadian industrial strategy tailored to the challenges of the 21st Century, built on the principles of fairness and a shared responsibility among government, industry and labour that will create a greater number of more stable, well-paying jobs thereby strengthening the Canadian economy, the middle income and the well-being of all Canadians; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada creates a working group with representation from governments, industry and private-sector trade unions to consider the options and make recommendations on what elements should be incorporated into such a strategy.
Senior Liberals’ Commission