Temporary Foreign Worker Program misuse sanctioned by Harper government, union says

Alberta Federation of Labour says government allowed firms to pay foreign workers less than Canadians

The federal government allowed Alberta companies to pay thousands of foreign workers less than Canadian workers in 2013, the Alberta Federation of Labour says.

Details of the internal government documents, obtained through an Access to Information request, were shared by the group in a news conference Friday morning in Calgary.

The organization says the documents show the Harper government sanctioned the underpaying of thousands of temporary foreign workers by Alberta businesses last year through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Many of them worked as nurse aides, front desk clerks, truck drivers, service station attendants and heavy equipment operators, among other vocations.

If this is true then frankly the Conservative government deserves to be voted out.

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