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B.C.’s apology to Chinese labourers has echoes for today’s foreign workers Add to ...

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They were Canada’s original temporary foreign workers – Chinese labourers who came to B.C.’s shores to take on the treacherous work of carving out gold mines and laying railway tracks through the Rockies. Like the tens of thousands of workers who come to B.C. each year under the Temporary Foreign Worker program, their labour was needed, but they were not encouraged to stay.

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