Alberta Diary: ‘Targeted exemptions’ for TFWs – Tory fund-raising tool, a backyard maquiladora in every neighbourhood, or both?

Typical Canadian fast-food help, as seen by Canadian fast-food employers, sort of. Below: Employment Minister Jason Kenney in Stampede-Week-appropriate garb and the CFIB’s Richard Truscott. ST. ALBERT, Alberta Unemployment has climbed to 7.1 per cent in Canada and yet a key segment of the Harper Government’s donor base is screeching for more Temporary Foreign Workers. ...

For Kevin Falcon, There Seems to be a Disconnect From Reality

BC Finance Minister Kevin Falcon recently announced a welfare-to-work program where, if you agree of course, you will be put on a plane and sent north to  be trained and housed and of course find work. Sounds great. I’ve often been told in conversations with collegues that if people really wanted to fine work they ...