Feds dragging feet on inspections of places that hire temporary foreign workers
OTTAWA - Employment Minister Jason Kenney is set to showcase an overhaul to his much-troubled temporary foreign worker program this morning, but new documents show that a major promise from the last round of reforms has yet to be implemented.
There have been no inspections of workplaces that employ temporary foreign workers, even though the Conservative government promised to do so when it overhauled the controversial program for the first time last December.
Late Thursday, the federal government gave itself the power to fine employers if they are found to be breaking any of the rules.
The measure was contained in a large budget-implementation bill that was given royal assent just before the House of Commons was set to rise for the summer.
Liberal critic John McCallum says the Conservatives are making changes in a haphazard way that will likely lead to unintended distortions of the temporary worker system.
Canada has been bringing in thousands of foreign workers annually, prompting Canadian workers to complain they are taking their jobs.
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