Kenney beats dead horse defends temporary foreign workers program in business speech

Kenney acknowledged a scathing report by the C.D. Howe Institute, which found the program had spurred joblessness in B.C. and Alberta, two Conservative strongholds. And he said the use of temporary foreign workers has become an unacceptable business model in some low-paying industries.

“I do not think this is generally the case of highly skilled and highly paid international professionals whose movement we clearly have an interest in facilitating,” Kenney said.

“But we are taking a close look at the extent to which we’ve allowed large numbers of low-skilled workers to become, in some cases, a business model.”

In some cases?