Temporary foreign workers program ‘has gone off the rails’ – Wage suppression deliberate

EDMONTON – Thousands of employers across the country are paying temporary foreign workers below the required wage level — with federal approval, according to new research by the Alberta Federation of Labour.

The “shocking result” is more evidence that the program works to keep wages low in a strong economy — despite claims to the contrary from federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney, federation president Gil McGowan said Monday.

“This is the latest example of how badly this program has gone off the rails,” he said. “The federal government should not be in the business of keeping wages low, but that’s exactly what’s happening.”

This scandal should sink the conservatives next election. With each passing day the Conservative party is coming to resemble England’s David Cameron, a mealy mouthed opportunist available to the highest bidder. Whether the TFW program, immigration, whatever the issue, they aren’t working for you and I any more.