Canada's temporary foreign workers program continued to rack up criticism this week with fresh allegations that companies were abusing the system in a variety of spectacular manners.
The program has been maligned by labour unions but defended by business associations, and in the middle has been the federal government, promising to get the program in order and put an end to the perceived abuses.
The issue has been highlighted by a series of high-profile reports linking several notable companies to allegations of impropriety.
Most recently, MacDonald's locations in British Columbia and Alberta have been accused of various indiscretions, including forcing temporary foreign workers to live together in a shared apartment and pay rent directly to the company.
But even before the Big Mac attack, there were allegations that Canada's temporary foreign workers program was being used improperly.
Last month, the Alberta Federation of Labour claimed 65 oil-sand contractors were laid of andRead More »from The values and vulnerabilities of Canada’s temporary foreign workers program