February 12, 2014 12:20 ET
Leaders from major Alberta unions call for greater transparency for guest worker program
EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 12, 2014) - Lists of employers who have been approved to hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) obtained through access to information requests have been a primary source for Canadians and journalists to uncover details about the program. The officials overseeing these requests have recently imposed stringent new guidelines that have led to up to half those lists being redacted.
"We don't know - and as the government closes ranks around access to information with respect to TFWs, we may never know - how many Canadians are being displaced by the Temporary Foreign Worker program," AFL president Gil McGowan said.
MEDIA CONTACT:Olav Rokne, Communications DirectorAlberta Federation of Labour780.289.6528 (cell)firstname.lastname@example.org
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