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Liberals stir up temporary foreign worker hornets nest again Add to ...

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There are things governments do that make reasonable people say, “really?”

Surely one of them is Ottawa’s decision to waive its own rules and allow seasonal businesses, including Atlantic Canada fish processing plants, to import unlimited numbers of temporary foreign workers this year.

Wary of a public backlash, the federal government made the change so quietly that only seafood processors knew about it until this week when The Globe and Mail’s Bill Curry reported it. Other industries are now clamouring for similar concessions.

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