Tories to introduce latest budget bill, including changes to worker program

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OTTAWA — The Conservatives are set to introduce legislation today to implement their 2013 budget.

The bill will include changes to the temporary foreign workers program already outlined in the budget, which was unveiled last month.

The Tories have been musing about making changes to the program for over a year, but their work has taken on greater urgency amid growing concerns the system is being abused.

Most recently, the Royal Bank of Canada came under fire for using a supplier whose foreign workers allowed the bank to cut Canadian jobs.

The changes to the program are expected to include new rules to ensure employers make a suitable effort to find Canadians for jobs before they bring in outside labour.

The last two budget bills passed by the Conservative government created controversy by including dozens of measures not contained within the budget.

Organizations: Conservatives, Royal Bank of Canada

Geographic location: OTTAWA

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    April 29, 2013 - 19:58

    I don't know much about the Foreign workers programs, But i do know that when you call on a problem with an appliance, and get a person that can't speak our language trying to explain what the problem is ? an overseas telephone service that can't speak our language. THERE IS A PROBLEM THERE.