NDP MP Niki Ashton Calls on Gov't to Address Injustice of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Temporary foreign workers come to Canada to pick our food, take care of our kids, serve in our restaurants, and run our economy. They are exploited because of the system that we created.

Despite the pronouncement of the Minister to bring clarity, focus, and accountability to the program, our study in the Human Resources Committee only has six sessions to hear from witnesses and there is no explicit focus on the area where abuse is rampant. To top it off the committee's proceedings are not being televised despite repeated asks.

The Liberal government must make this review more than a public relations exercise and take key steps to end the injustices that takes place on our watch every day.