Temporary foreign worker program hurts B.C. workers

Why would the BC Chamber of Commerce defend an unpopular, anti-worker loophole, like Harper’s original “temporary foreign worker program?”

Editor:

Why would the BC Chamber of Commerce defend an unpopular, anti-worker loophole, like Harper’s original “temporary foreign worker program?”   (Tribune Weekend, Re: “BC Chamber of Commerce Concerned,” May 3, A21.)

Who are these business people, and who do they expect to shop in their stores — visiting, low-paid foreign workers?

I really doubt it.

Seriously, how many of these business lobbyists ever worked in a mill, a mine, or in the conditions faced by the majority of temporary foreign workers?

I’m very disappointed that the BC Chamber of Commerce would have the nerve to lobby for a “temporary foreign worker program” that has hurt so many workers in B.C., including those visiting here under questionable circumstances.

Are these the same business leaders who can only offer B.C. residents imaginary jobs, with some pie-in-the-sky mining scheme?

George Atamanenko

150 Mile House