Politics and its Discontents: I Have A Simpler Solution

The headline reads, Restaurant owners seek meeting with PM over foreign worker freeze The group representing Canada’s restaurant owners is calling for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss the freeze on temporary foreign workers in the restaurant industry. “The recent moratorium on temporary foreign workers in the food service industry has ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Change of Heart, Or A Change In Political Winds?

Much has been written and discussed about the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, both on this blog and in various other media; consequently, I suspect that the majority of well-informed Canadians will look with deep cynicism upon the announcement that the Harper regime intends to crack down on widespread employer abuses of the program that has ...

Politics and its Discontents: Why Companies Love ‘Guest’ Workers

But sometimes, as in the case of Hershey’s Chocolates, they bite off more than they can chew: H/t Oh Canada… Speak Up Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Yet Another Failure of The Corporate Community

We hear everyday about the grim prospects that our young people face – protracted periods of unemployment, underemployment and contract work have become the norm, rather than the exception, even for those with extensive education. Even going back to school to pursue graduate studies or certificate programs offers no guarantee of gainful employment. Indeed, my ...