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Jason Kenney & the Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Will his past come back to haunt him?

By Lucas Henderson While Jason Kenney’s chances of being named leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives on March 18th look good, his leadership bid could still be derailed by his reputation as the former Minister of Employment and Social Development. Particularly

Workers denied opportunity to speak at TFWP review

The Liberal-dominated House Committee denied workers an opportunity speak at the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) review and only listened to employers and organizations representing employers, the opposition New Democrats stated in the dissenting report on the controversial program, where

Foreign pilots free to fly Canadian aircraft after Ottawa quietly removes restrictions

Canada has become the only industrialized nation in the world that allows foreign licenced pilots, some of whom may have obtained their licenses without ever having flown a plane, to operate local commercial aircraft, after Ottawa quietly altered the regulations

TFWP review: Listen to Canadian workers, not just businesses – labour group

The Federal Government must listen to working Canadians, not just employers and their lobbyists when they review the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the Alberta Federation of Labour said today in response to Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk’s

Alstar under investigation for abusing TFW program leaving worker $10k out of pocket

An Alberta-based oilfield contractor is under investigation by the federal government after a temporary foreign worker (TFW) accused the company of violating program regulations. The allegations against Alstar Oilfield Contractors has only worsened following our initial article confirming the Alberta

Minister confirms another misuse of TFW program by Alberta-based contractor

By Brandon Kostinuk Earlier this month, via an anonymous source, Thinkpol.ca received information that an Alberta-based contractor for the oil and gas industry was recently granted approval for 10 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) while Canadian workers were left in the

BC’s farm industry relies on exploiting vulnerable temporary foreign workers, study finds

Nearly 100% of the farmworkers in British Columbia are either immigrants or migrants and most workers are subject to hazardous conditions like unsafe transportation, substandard living conditions, long work hours and dangerous equipment, a new study has found. “Many British

TPP: Chapter By Chapter Analysis

After years of secret negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally released last night. Civil society is going through the text with a fine-toothed comb to uncover provisions that threaten the rights, freedoms and the well-being of

Bad deal for Canadian workers, great for foreign corporate giants − labour group slams TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, whose full text was made available to the public yesterday after years of secret negotiations, includes provisions to harmonize Canadian labour laws with those of countries with inferior labour standards, reduce the ability of our government to

Canada will be forced to accept unlimited number of TFWs under TPP

Canada will be forced to grant work permits to an unlimited number of temporary foreign workers who are nationals of the other member countries under the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the final text of the deal released