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  • Sterling
    May 23, 2014 - 21:39

    Finally a pointed, direct shot at the misgivings of our political system The true problem lies in that employers are looking for the cheapest, most dependent workers, which just happen to be foreigners who know that if they quit they need to jump thru hoops to stay in canada. It is just a form of slavery when it is just is easy to treat your staff right and pay then right. It is shameful that government cares so little about young Newfoundlanders Are you listening newly elected MHA Bennett, oh wait your first order of business was to make sure that government supported TFW's and not Newfoundlanders. 20 percent unemployment, you can find a tonne of workers, just treat them right

  • Sterling
    May 23, 2014 - 21:38

    Finally a pointed, direct shot at the misgivings of our political misgivings. The true problem lies in that employers are looking for the cheapest, most dependent workers, which just happen to be foreigners who know that if they quit they need to jump thru hoops to stay in canada. It is just a form of slavery when it is just is easy to treat your staff right and pay then right. It is shameful that government cares so little about young Newfoundlanders Are you listening newly elected MHA Bennett, oh wait your first order of business was to make sure that government supported TFW's and not Newfoundlanders. 20 percent unemployment, you can find a tonne of workers, just treat them right

  • Virginia Waters
    May 23, 2014 - 19:26

    Well done. Add to that the spectre of NL's Liberal finance critic joining her conservative friends in government to push for re-instatement of the program. All the while proclaiming how proud she was of bringing in her very own cargo of workers to show Newfoundlanders how to flip burgers. In all, 3,000 foreign workers imported into a province with Canada's highest rate of unemployment. There are legitimate cases where highly skilled workers in short supply might be recruited to help Canadian companies. McDonald's should never, ever be on that list. That NL's next 'elected' premier Dwight Ball supported this smack in the face to our 35,000 unemployed is disheartening. The real 'crisis' in this province is a lack of leadership.

  • BIll
    May 23, 2014 - 17:10

    Town Councilers will stand a better chance of getting re-elected , if they worry more about the good citizens of ST. Johns and not TFWS and big business, who don't want to pay a living wage to local people. I Boycott business who have TFWS.

  • Guy Incognito
    May 23, 2014 - 15:02

    Doc is always weighing in on topics that he has no knowledge or authority on. From the declining population to TFWs. What exactly did he teach in school? Everything?? He is such an expert on so many topics he feels the need to share his thoughts. Does Howdy Doody Doc actually think he has any pull in the big pictures? Doc is an embarrassment and needs to be put out to pasture with some of the other fossils at city hall. One bad decision after another.

    • Concerned
      May 24, 2014 - 06:49

      The problem is when primary research is collected for labour market studies, they rely on honest answers from employers not the employees. Therefore the TFW program derived from answers that suit the wallets of employers. This is a fact!