I was in the budget lock-up all day, like everyone else. They won't let you out before four o'clock. That was the part that captured my attention in the budget lock-up. I believe in retraining, both formally through post-secondary, and training delivered by companies.
We have been criticizing elected officials like you. Academics and NGOs have been criticizing what we've been doing in Canada for as long as I can remember, literally for entire my adult life, the last 40 years. I thought for a long time that one of the flaws was that it was top-down rather than bottom-up, and that it was driven by people in Ottawa or Toronto. There is nothing wrong with people in Ottawa or Toronto—I'm from here—but they don't understand what's going on in a small town in the Maritimes.
To respond to your question, the proposals in the budget brought the business employer into the game. They have to put skin in the game, so to speak, so that now it's a tripartite sharing between federal, provincial, and the employer working with the employee. But I think the driving force under the new policy is going to be the employer and the employee. The employee has to be involved, because he or she has to buy in and be committed to the retraining. That's why I was very strongly supportive of that proposal in the budget.