Temporary foreign workers needed for B.C.’s future, says premier
Christy Clark: ‘There’s going to be a spurt in the number of workers that are required.’
By Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 03, 2014 10:23 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 03, 2014 10:23 AM PT
Living on the Island, where it is almost impossible to find a decent paying job, even part time, and forcing our kids to leave to find work, have to wonder what it is that Clark is talking about..we don’t need more foreign workers, we need decent pay, benefits and local initiatives for jobs for our current citizens..I have tried to find some sort of part time work for a couple of years as a retired senior who needed a bit more than an inadequate pension and CPP…gave up after a long look, and cannot imagine why it is that our papers and other sources of employment listings are so spare, yet the Right keeps whining about foreign workers…
Perhaps if the corporate donors to the Cons and BC Liberals were forced to treat their prospective employees as something beyond wage slaves there would be no reason to bring foreign workers in…but then, LNG will be extracted and managed by foreign nationals with no legal reason to do anything but hire the cheapest workers wherever they find them…this broken record brought to you by the folks that foisted Expo 86 and the Cambie Corridor Skytrain line down our throats…complete with a workforce not always covered by the same rules as the rest of us….