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Employment  Mr. Speaker, unlike the Conservatives, the NDP is in favour of a fair system for foreign workers and our youth. With the plan proposed by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, foreign workers will be paid 15% less than Canadians for equal work

April 26th, 2012House debate

Sadia GroguhéNDP

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act   have been brought to Canada, many of whom are working in very low-wage jobs in the service sector. One-fifth are in the city of Toronto, which has an unemployment rate of over 8%, and now his government is proposing that they can be paid 15% less than other Canadians. How can

May 8th, 2012House debate

Peggy NashNDP

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act  , if the majority of Canadians are receiving 15% less than the average wages, then immigrants can receive that as well so that they are not paid more than Canadian workers.

May 8th, 2012House debate

Jim HillyerConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act   month's announcement that changes to the temporary foreign worker program will now allow employers to pay highly skilled migrant workers 15% less than the average local wage, the government's agenda is thrown into stark relief. The Conservatives are absolutely determined to interfere

May 8th, 2012House debate

Chris CharltonNDP

Natural Resources committee   they can pay them as much as 15% less than the going rate for Canadian workers.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Gil McGowan

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act   account for about 30% of all net new paid employment? This is before the changes that the government will bring in under the budget that will allow temporary foreign workers to be brought in on 10 days notice and be paid 15% less than the so-called going wage, which will drop as we get

May 10th, 2012House debate

Peggy NashNDP

Canadian Chinese Community   foreign labour and deny citizenship in this cruel way. Today, we bring in thousands of temporary foreign workers who will be allowed to make 15% less than Canadian workers. They will be denied family reunification and the right to stay in Canada. As the official opposition, New

May 14th, 2012House debate

Jinny SimsNDP

Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act  , but that is not unless they can earn more money. They cannot earn more money in the systems we have today, when the government is telling employers they can now bring people from other countries and ask them to work for 15% less than the people who are currently working in Canada. It makes no sense

May 17th, 2012House debate

Mike SullivanNDP

Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act  . It is another example of the doublespeak we get from the government about how it wants to welcome refugees and welcome new Canadians, but we will now have a situation where temporary foreign workers are being allowed into this country and will be paid 15% less than everybody else

May 17th, 2012House debate

Mike SullivanNDP

Finance committee   belief that both will do nothing more than undercut the wages and employment conditions of all workers. Fast-tracking employer applications and allowing them to pay migrant workers up to 15% less than the prevailing rate shows that the government believes migrant workers are not equal

May 29th, 2012Committee meeting

Bob Linton

Act to Provide for the Continuation and Resumption of Rail Service Operations   all, they just facilitated bringing in, in a fast-tracked process, more foreign temporary workers who, they are saying, employers can pay 15% less. This is an abuse of those who come to work in this country. I believe that if they are good enough to work here they are also good

May 29th, 2012House debate

Jinny SimsNDP

Business of Supply   about driving down wages. The Conservatives love free markets unless, of course, it is a labour market. One has to wonder though for whom they are doing this. Yes, these changes will help their friends in the tar sands hire temporary foreign workers who can now be paid 15% less

May 31st, 2012House debate

Chris CharltonNDP

Citizenship and Immigration committee   that, over one million Canadians are out of work, and youth unemployment is at 14%. These changes will also allow employers to pay temporary foreign workers 15% less than the fair market wage. When you couple this with the restricted access to EI for Canadian workers who have followed

May 31st, 2012Committee meeting

Jinny SimsNDP

Finance committee  . They owe these labour pimps part of their salary. Now you can pay them 15% less than Canadian wages. I know my question is a long one, Mr. Chairman, but frankly I'm horrified. This is my industry we're talking about here. It's destabilizing and driving down the wages. No fair

June 5th, 2012Committee meeting

Pat MartinNDP

Finance committee   temporary foreign workers 15% less. There's no credible economist who believes that this will not depress wages in Canada. Then we come to the EI provisions. They also will have the impact of depressing wages. The government would like to perpetuate the myth that somehow people aren't

June 5th, 2012Committee meeting

Peggy NashNDP