HD Mining International Ltd.: Lee Loftus
Chinese Workers Dept: 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, according to Winnipeg Free Press. “Poppycock,” said Lee Loftus, president of the B.C. Building Trades union and vANCOUVER – Two labour unions want a federal court to overturntemporary 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. The company has said it was not able to find workers in Canada with the specialized skills necessary. As reported in the news.