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ERIC Number: ED342921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 35
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Whose Responsibility?: Conflicting Federal/Provincial Legislation Governing the Training of Adults in Canada.
Witter, Susan
Canada's first constitution gave the provinces and territories the responsibility for education. Training for employment was interpreted as a shared responsibility between the federal and provincial governments. In 1960, with the passage of the Technical and Vocational Training Act, the federal government assumed a major role in occupational training. The Adult Occupational Training Act of 1967 and the National Training Act of 1982 extended the control of the federal government with respect to adult occupational training. With introduction of the Canadian Jobs Strategy in 1985, the federal government reduced support of provincial educational institutions in favor of the private and voluntary sectors, achieved increased control over the delivery agents, and reduced its commitment to and reliance on provincial adult education systems. The historical conflict between the two levels of government improved somewhat with the signing of the 1991 Agreements on Labor Force Development between Canada and the provinces. These agreements specified financing arrangements and roles and responsibilities of the two levels of government. New initiatives such as the Canadian Labor Force Development Board and the Constitutional Document, "Shaping Canada's Future Together," pointed to a long-awaited "master plan" that could resolve much of the conflicting role of the two players. (35 end notes) (YLB)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada