Jason Kenney sticks to skills story
Jason Kenney sticks to skills story
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Jason Kenney sticks to skills story

Jason Kenney, Canada’s minister of jobs, has been busy these days talking up the controversial Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. Things got awkward for Kenney last week, when TD Economics released a study throwing “cold water” on the idea of a skills shortage in Canada. The problem? The number of TFW in Canada has been […]

October 29, 2013

Jason Kenney, Canada’s minister of jobs, has been busy these days talking up the controversial Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program.

Things got awkward for Kenney last week, when TD Economics released a study throwing “cold water” on the idea of a skills shortage in Canada. The problem? The number of TFW in Canada has been growing steadily over the years, with reports of companies abusing the program and bumping domestic employees for lower-paid temporary foreign workers vulnerable to human-rights abuses.

On Tuesday, the Globe and Mail chimed in, publishing fresh statistics that show TFW numbers have spiked this year, after the government claimed it was reforming the program to make sure Canadians weren’t losing out on jobs.

But facts and stats be damned. Jason Kenney is sticking to his story and talking up the TFW Program on Twitter. Check it out:

http://storify.com/PressProgress/jason-kenney-on-the-skills-shortage/embed?header=false

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Stephen Harper's evolving Senate talking points: the Monday edition
Stephen Harper's evolving Senate talking points: the Monday edition

Stephen Harper’s evolving Senate talking points: the Monday edition

Prime Minister Stephen Harper took to the airwaves Monday to try and get this pesky Senate story under control. He settled on appearing on Maritime Morning with Jodi Morgan, a friendly voice on the other end of the line. Morgan ran for the Canadian Alliance back in 2000, and went on to work for Harper.  […]

October 28, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper took to the airwaves Monday to try and get this pesky Senate story under control.

He settled on appearing on Maritime Morning with Jodi Morgan, a friendly voice on the other end of the line. Morgan ran for the Canadian Alliance back in 2000, and went on to work for Harper. 

After getting the fluff questions about jobs, the economy, and trade out of the way – per the agreement…