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Kenney's Wal-Martization of Immigration

posted Apr 21, 2012, 7:45 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 7:45 PM ]
Posted: 04/ 9/2012 8:29 am
Rachel Décoste Software Engineer Huffington Post Canada (blog)
While it is comforting that the Harper government is trying to tackle immigration issues, it behoves Minister Kenney to tread carefully with this primary federal file which directly and indirectly affects the very fabric of the Canadian way of life.

It doesn't take much imagination to guess what kind of worker big businesses would prefer to prey upon. A multinational corporation would probably rather tap a foreigner who is willing to work for lower wages than their Canadian counterparts, accept abuses of the Canadian Labour Code and remain silent in the face of improprieties in exchange for permanent residence and happy shareholders.

With China's National Oil companies buying up the oil sands project to the tune of $16 billion in the last two years alone, who will oversee they hire Canadians first, instead of using the proposed privatized immigration scheme to bring in their own cheap labour to take those jobs?

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