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Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney responds during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney responds during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
(The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

Why the Conservatives need to make changes to the foreign worker program fast

Who knew that the 102-year-old Calgary Stampede faced certain doom if foreign workers cannot be flown in to sport ten-gallon-hats at fast-food counters?

Yes, it’s come to this. Restaurant and hotel owners have come to rely so heavily on the temporary foreign workers program that they’re warning that whole slices of Canadiana will be washed away without it. They’re warning the Stampede is at risk.