Thursday, April 24, 2014
Jason Kenney's Other Big Foreigner Problem
Well surprise, surprise. I see that Jason Kenney has stopped bragging about how he plans to fix the foreign workers problem, after the tragic story of that waitress in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
Who was reduced to tears after she lost her job to one of them.
And who can blame him eh? When he created the problem, Canadians are so angry.
And even McDonald's admits the problem is so big it's temporarily halting his pimping services.
McDonald's Canada is putting its temporary foreign worker program on hold while a third party conducts an audit on its use of the plan. Stung by recent criticism of its use of foreign workers, the restaurant chain's vice-president of human resources Len Jillard says the firm needs to pause the program to prove to Canadians it's not abusing the program or its workers.
But don't think Kenney isn't concerned about foreigners in Canada. He's outraged, outraged I tell you.
At the presence in Canada of an American billionaire.
Employment Minister and Calgary MP Jason Kenney says a billionaire Democratic Party donor who opposes Keystone XL and oil sands development can't simply fly a private jet into Canada to influence politicians. This is not the "Wild West," Kenney said about Tom Steyer's recent trip to Alberta, adding that Steyer would need to register as a lobbyist.
Even though Tom Steyer isn't guilty of ANYTHING.
There is no evidence that Steyer paid Canadian environmental groups or tried to lobby Canadian politicians. However, Kenney said the US activist is full of "misinformed sentiment" and has no clue what's going in Alberta's oil sands.
Except of telling the TRUTH.
And even though Kenney and all the other oil pimps in the Harper regime are doing the bidding of these sinister foreign billionaires.
You might expect the biggest foreign lease owner in Canada's oil sands, or tar sands, to be one of the international oil giants, like Exxon Mobil or Royal Dutch Shell. But that isn't the case. The biggest non-Canadian lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned cornerstone of the fortune of conservative Koch brothers Charles and David.
And the Cons are suffering from Koch Addiction, like their fellow RepubliCons.
But then that's what the Temporary Foreign Workers program was all about. Flooding the country with cheap labour to drive down wages and bust unions just like the Koch brothers want.
And it's now so big and so out of control thanks to Kenney, it can't be properly policed, so it must be scrapped.
The Conservatives have now done what seems to be the impossible — cutting hours for Canadian workers, setting the stage for the ill-treatment of temporary workers, further alienating the labour movement in this country and fielding complaints from small businesses who play by the rules who say those rules are too onerous.
In reality, the program either needs a complete overhaul, with caps put on the number of temporary workers in this country, or it should be scrapped and replaced with new immigration rules.
And all I can say is Jason, Jason, what is it with you and FOREIGNERS?
Why do you serve them so faithfully, and put their needs before the needs of Canadians?
And why does your Great Leader also service those foreign interests so shamefully?
Yup. As I've said before, Stephen Harper and his foul Cons like to pose as patriots, when in fact there are no greater TRAITORS.
We shall use this issue against them to do them great damage.
We shall shine the light of truth on them.
And expose them for who they are...
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