ARTICLE: When jobs vanish communities don't have to die

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By Judith Maxwell, printed in the Globe and Mail

Talk of corporate tax reductions and incentives to invest in new technologies does not do much to inspire the workers whose jobs have been side-swiped by intense international competition and the high and volatile dollar.

So, when first ministers meet in coming weeks to discuss the impact of the dollar, they have to address two audiences: the hard-pressed business leaders and the communities which are losing their prime source of employment.

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