Premiers vow to fight Ottawa's controversial jobs-training plan

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. -- Canada's provincial and territorial leaders vowed Thursday to fight Ottawa's controversial plan to fund jobs training for workers, saying the new scheme would require them to come up with more than half a billion dollars in extra cash..."It's clear the Harper government, who spent a great deal of money on ads extolling the virtues of a program that doesn't yet exist, is trying to pit some provinces against the others, said NDP critic Libby Davies. "One can only surmise that this is a calculated decision to divide the provinces, and to play one off against the other, and to give some information, and others no information," she said. "That creates a very unstable situation, makes it more difficult for the provinces themselves to work together."