By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
In the House of Commons Monday, Jason Kenney denied that the Harper Conservatives implemented the 15% wage rule, the cornerstone of the scandal-ridden federal Temporary Foreign Work Program. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration denied that the government implemented this colonialism-style policy, which gave companies “greater flexibility” to hire cheap foreign workers while denying Canadians the jobs they are entitled to.
As if that wasn’t foul enough, the Conservatives have also tried to erase from the Internet some of the official government communication relating to this policy.
By: United Steelworkers Union | Press Release:
TORONTO – “The news that RBC is replacing 45 of its employees with workers from India is just further proof that corporations and the Harper government intend to use the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to lower wages across Canada,” said Ken Neumann, National Director of the United Steelworkers (USW). ”We are ready to assist the RBC workers and represent them in any legal matters and hope they will contact us.”
by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives compares the earnings of women in BC to those in the rest of Canada. The report was authored by Marjorie Griffin Cohen, an economist and SFU Professor of Political Science and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.