Trudeau hired nanny under temporary foreign worker program — before he became a vocal critic of it

Justin Trudeau made two applications to bring foreign nannies into Canada to look after his children, before he became leader of the Liberal Party and a vocal critic of the temporary foreign worker program, which he blames for driving down wages and displacing Canadian workers.

An Access to Information inquiry into whether Trudeau or his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, had ever sought a labour market opinion – the first move for anyone looking to hire foreign workers – was refused on privacy grounds.

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  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    He hired 2 of them , Harper gave the green light to 350,000 of them and created the huge unemployment system that is visible now.

    • I agree the TFW scandal is a Conservative scandal. But Trudeau is a hypocrite.

    • Daviddowntown

      I’ve talked to your mother and I’ve talked to your dad
      They say they’ve tried but it’s all in vain
      I’ve begged and I’ve pleaded, I even got mad
      Now we must face it, you give me a pain

      How can I miss you when you won’t go away?
      Keep telling you day after day
      But you won’t listen, you always stay and stay
      How can I miss you when you won’t go away?

      Your never ending presence really cramps my style
      I dream that it won’t always be the same
      At first I was attracted but after a while
      Have you ever heard of the hard-to-get game?

      How can I miss you when you won’t go away?
      I keep telling you day after day
      But you won’t listen, you always stay and stay
      How can I miss you when you won’t go away?

      Out of three billion people, why must it be me?
      Oh, why, oh, why won’t you cut me loose?
      Just do me a favor and listen to my plea
      I’m not the only chicken on the roost

      How can I miss you when you won’t go away?
      I keep telling you day after day
      But you won’t listen, you always stay and stay
      How can I miss you when you won’t go away?

      • Maurixio Villa-Lobos

        My half bro Mo goes on like a broken record.

      • ntt1

        Very encouraging that Dan Hicks is recognized and remembered,but his tune about the ventriloquists dummy forced to contend with a wooden head might fit as well

    • Frances

      Canada imported 350,000 nannies? Then why is it so difficult for families needing this type of care (in-house care for children, invalids, and the elderly frail) to find carers.

      • CodexCoder

        I had a nanny for my three children when they were between 3 and 5. years of age. My wife and I were both contractors (still are), and we often worked out of the house. I paid my nanny well above minimum wage and every year, the CRA would request copies of my cheques so that I could prove how much I paid her. After 3 years of this nonsense, I asked them why and they told me it was because I paid her too much per hour. Let me say it again – more than minimum was too much. Oh, the irony of the nanny state, which would dictate to the marketplace what a minimum wage should be, was on me for paying my nanny too much.

        And yes, finding a GOOD nanny is a real challenge because the current generation doesn’t really understand hard work and personal responsibility.

  • Alain

    Always the same with leftists: rules for thee but not for me.

  • WalterBannon

    Justin Trudeau made two applications to bring foreign nannies into Canada to look after his children….

    I guess he did not want to employ a Canadian. So hard to find someone in Canada who can already not speak either English or French and also knows how to push a baby carriage around while your trophy wife is busy at her hot yoga class.

    Justin Turdeau, a Canadian first eh?

    • Frances

      Walter – have you ever tried to hire a Canadian-born nanny? They don’t exist. Closest was a neighbour who did nannying back in the day, but has now moved on.

      Reality is – in our family at least – that we have households where both parents are professionals with rather nasty schedules. Which – given most daycares have a set closing time (not to mention a rather inflexible position on children with colds) – makes it difficult unless there are other family members who are willing and able to permanently “on call”. One household went the nanny route early, finding a nanny who had already obtained “permanent resident” status in Canada. It’s worked very well. Have not noticed the children’s vocabularies have been impeded by having a “foreign” nanny. Second household hoping to go that route so as to have the same flexibility.

      And, Walter, maybe JT’s wife wanted a nanny to free her from familial responsibilities so she could attend yoga classes, but the parents in our family NEED nannies because of the dictates of their careers. It’s very difficult balancing work and home, and particularly when one owns a business which depends on one’s presence. As in, we’re not talking about the owner of a 7-11 or Timmy’s franchise, we’re talking about the local chiropractor, massage therapist, or vet.