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Leave scrubbing hotel toilets to TFWs: CFIB

Forget McDonald’s temporary foreign worker troubles and the leaked audio of its CEO talking about how his company is facing heat over the use of “disenfranchised” TFWs. The president of the lobby group representing small business has his own super-sized problem after his appearance on national television Thursday. Appearing on CTV’s Power Play, Dan Kelly, head of the Canadian Federation for Independent […]

April 25, 2014

Forget McDonald’s temporary foreign worker troubles and the leaked audio of its CEO talking about how his company is facing heat over the use of “disenfranchised” TFWs.

The president of the lobby group representing small business has his own super-sized problem after his appearance on national television Thursday.

Appearing on CTV’s Power Play, Dan Kelly, head of the Canadian Federation for Independent Business, used loaded language to explain why Canada needs temporary foreign workers to do jobs that are beneath the dignity of Canadian citizens, even as a new study just revealed that permitting TFWs to work in low-skill jobs accelerated the rise of unemployment, especially among people with only some high-school education or a high-school diploma.

So, rather than increase pay and improve working conditions for employees, why not just create a permanent underclass of vulnerable and desperate workers from abroad to clean our toilets and flip our burgers?

Take a peek inside CFIB’s world:

 

 

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CBC paves way for more Rex Murphy Big Oil pep rallies

Rex Murphy is breathing a long-winded sigh of relief Thursday after the public broadcaster announced “tightened procedures” for the paid speaking gigs of on-air personalities. General Manager and Editor in Chief Jennifer Maguire, writing on her blog, said CBC News reviewed its policies on transparency and conflicts of interest for paid speeches, and determined better disclosure is […]

April 24, 2014

Rex Murphy is breathing a long-winded sigh of relief Thursday after the public broadcaster announced “tightened procedures” for the paid speaking gigs of on-air personalities.

General Manager and Editor in Chief Jennifer Maguire, writing on her blog, said CBC News reviewed its policies on transparency and conflicts of interest for paid speeches, and determined better disclosure is required. That means all speaking appearances of CBC on-air personalities — both employees like Peter Mansbridge and freelancers like Murphy — will now…