The Conservative Government’s Minister of Employment and Social Development, Jason Kenney, announced on June 20th 2014 a draft of changes to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The program has attracted controversy since at least 2006, most recently when the CBC reported that MacDonald’s outlets in Victoria were favouring temporary foreign workers over Canadians […]
Entries Tagged as 'Immigrants & refugees'
July 10th, 2014 · Kendra Strauss · 1 Comment · Employment & labour, Immigrants & refugees
November 21st, 2010 · Keith Reynolds · Comments Off · Human rights, Immigrants & refugees, Transparency & accountability
Last week I was lucky enough to join 250 people in Ottawa for a daylong conference to honour the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Nine different speakers and two intelligent moderators focused the audience on the democratic and economic challenges we face as a Canadians and some solutions we need to […]
August 21st, 2010 · Seth Klein · 20 Comments · Immigrants & refugees
If the 492 Tamil asylum-seekers who recently arrived by boat on BC’s shores are “queue-jumpers”, then I guess my parents were too. See, they came as Vietnam War draft dodgers from the US in 1967. Like a couple of the Tamil women just arrived, my mom was pregnant with me. My parents did not seek […]