It’s an uncontroversial thing when Employment Minister Jason Kenney says he believes work is a good thing.
Yet it feels like a curiously controversial thing when the minister offers his related belief that employers, trade unions and other non-government actors actually have a responsibility to open doors to work for Canadians.
Perhaps its a measure of our skewed State-citizen relations. Maybe we are just a people sunk deep in the need for blinding statements of the obvious. Whatever the reason, it was clearly the off-message message Kenney felt needed to be delivered in his address yesterday at the Cardus Building Meaning roundtable in Ottawa.