Prime Minister Harper hands out first federal jobs grant to Manitoba
Oct 14, 2014

Grant will allow Manitoba company to almost double workforce

WINNIPEG (CP) — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the first grant under the contentious Canada Jobs Grant program is going to a Winnipeg company.

Oxygen Technical Services provides information technology support for small businesses.

The grant announced by Harper in Winnipeg today will allow the company to almost double its workforce.

Premier Greg Selinger says Manitoba is proud to be the first recipient following drawn-out negotiations between the provinces and Ottawa.

The provinces had initially rejected the national training program because it didn’t give them enough flexibility.

All provinces and territories signed on after they reached a compromise with the federal government.

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