Canada's 'peeler bars' might just get a little less 'exotic' with the passing of Bill C-38.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that provisions included in the Conservatives' massive omnibus budget bill will mean the end of work visas for foreign strippers once and for all.
The controversial "stripper visa," which dates back to 1998, allowes hundreds of foreign-born exotic dancers into the country each year. In 2001 for example, 660 foreign dancers -- mostly from Eastern Europe -- were admitted to Canada.
All they had to do was provide a Canadian job offer and prove they were qualified to 'dance.'
While the Tories' essentially axed that program soon after taking office, roughly 100 of those visas have been renewed each year since 2006.
"The problem is, under the current Immigration Act we don't have the legal authority to deny people visas based on the industry they're working in," Minister of Citizenship and ImmigrationRead More »from Bill C-38 to 'strip' foreign strippers of work visas