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Headshot of Campbell Clark for logos of Ottawa bureau staff. June 18, 2010.
Headshot of Campbell Clark for logos of Ottawa bureau staff. June 18, 2010.
(Brigitte Bouvier for The Globe and Mail/Brigitte Bouvier for The Globe and Mail)

CAMPBELL CLARK

TFW abuses expose Harper’s hollow commitment to free markets

It’s not clear exactly when Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney lost faith in free markets, but somewhere along the line they obviously started to believe in state intervention. At least in labour markets.

That’s what the Temporary Foreign Workers program became during its rapid expansion, much of which happened while Mr. Kenney was immigration minister: the government putting its heavy hand into the labour market.