Canada

Canada - Day Of Honour? Day Of Photo Op?

Canada – Day Of Honour? Day Of Photo Op?

Twelve years of war.  A cost of around $30 billion. One hundred and sixty-two soldiers and civilians died.  Perhaps ten times that number of soldiers physically wounded. Who knows how many of the 40,000 soldiers who served in Afghanistan are suffering mental issues. PTSD.  Suicides. So, was it worth it? I say no. You decide for yourself.

Canada - The Temporary Foreign Workers Program Is Much Worse Than Anyone Thought 2

Canada – The Temporary Foreign Workers Program Is Much Worse Than Anyone Thought 2

Here is more information on a previous post.  The program is seriously screwed.  It needs to be scrapped and built from the ground up, only after the Federal Government gets enough up-to-date data on unemployment numbers. Wages need to be higher than paid to Canadians, not less, not on par. MORE. If companies really need […]

Canada - The Temporary Foreign Workers Program Is Much Worse Than Anyone Thought

Canada – The Temporary Foreign Workers Program Is Much Worse Than Anyone Thought

Its worse than anyone thought. The whole program is being abused by almost everyone.

Canada - Who Really Runs This Country?

Canada – Who Really Runs This Country?

Who really runs this country? If you answered parliament or government , then you are naive. Very naive.  Maybe stupid too.  Probably more stupid than naive. With the Temporary Foreign Workers Program in the news, I wondered just how that type of program would come to be?  A very business friendly program that, until last year. […]

Canada - The 15% Solution

Canada – The 15% Solution

I can tell you right now that if the oil sands were offering only minimum wage jobs, nobody would be working there either. Alberta is an expensive province to live in and wages need to reflect that reality. And if these businesses are so hard done by the lazy, good-for-nothing, video game playing Canadian youth, then […]

Canada - Bullshit Burgers

Canada – Bullshit Burgers

  Another franchisee was worried about money he had just paid to Actyl, one of the international recruitment agencies McDonald’s pays up to $2,000 for every worker they bring in. “I paid Actyl Group probably $14,000. So am I out the $14,000 now and the whole nine yards?” asked the franchisee. The restaurant chain’s vice-president of human resources Len Jillard, […]

Canada - Time To Boycott Some Of These Businesses

Canada – Time To Boycott Some Of These Businesses

This is starting to get sickening. Something has to change. “Ideally, a Temporary Foreign Worker Program program offers employers access to an indispensable temporary workforce until domestic workers become available. Employers thus should regard such foreign workers as available only for a short period, and not attempt to use the program as a way to […]

Canada - Can't Find Qualified Burger Flippers?

Canada – Can’t Find Qualified Burger Flippers?

McDonald’s uses temporary foreign workers as a “last resort” for employers who can’t find qualified people locally, the statement says. But when necessary, employers must prove that there is a genuine labour shortage, the foreign workers must be provided government approved minimum hours and wages and in some cases provided suitable housing. …can’t find qualified workers…Qualified to […]

Canada – Temporary Foreign Workers 2

The Temporary Foreign Worker situation in Canada is worse than anyone could have imagined This program has to stop.

Thunder Bay – The Trouble With Experts Revisit

We all count on experts, but should we trust them? Turns out, the more certain their pronouncements, the more likely they are to be wrong. – The Trouble With Experts CBC Doc Zone Worth a watch.  These are the people our City Hall are paying big piles of cash to make decisions for the City […]