Lee Loftus speaks on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Unions ask courts to stop hiring of 200 Chinese miners


VANCOUVER — Two labour unions want a federal court to overturn temporary work permits issued to Chinese workers at a coal mine in northern British Columbia, arguing that there are unemployed Canadians who could fill the jobs.

Permits have been granted under the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program to 200 Chinese workers to conduct preliminary work at HD Mining International Ltd.’s Murray River mine near Tumbler Ridge, B.C.

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