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More temporary foreign workers no way to grow middle class

By Aziza Mohammed      

It’s well known that employers have taken to using temporary foreign workers as a way to circumvent Canadian wage rates.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had it right in 2014, before being elected PM, when he said the Temporary Foreign Worker Program should be used only on a limited basis when no Canadians are available, writes Aziza Mohammed.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

TORONTO—In the most glaring bait-and-switch of the Trudeau Government, Immigration Minister John McCallum is seeking not only record growth of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program but also a dismantling of regulations that limit its abuse. The federal Liberals ran on a commitment to “grow the middle class” with the lofty slogan of “hope and hard work.” In the wake of a proposal that will exacerbate job shortages, depress wages, and generally erode the middle class right here at

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