Friday Sep 12
St. Albert Gazette
Chiasson hits nail on the head
The temporary foreign work debate rages on, and it looks like a St. Albert businessman is stepping up to become a leader. Rob Chiasson, along with his wife Karen, owns four local McDonald's franchises and relies on staff who've come through the TFW program.
Lights, Camera, Action: A look at Alberta's Film Festivals
Our directors are winning international attention and the province is the backdrop for several major TV series. Five large-budget series are filming here, including Heartland, Blackstone, Fargo, Hell on Wheels and Tiny Plastic Men.
Alberta McDonald's franchisee warns against TFW program changes
Could changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program mean long lines, reduced hours and even store closures at Alberta businesses? Rob Chiasson owns four of the fast-food chain's restaurants. He went public in his fight against the tighter rules on hiring TFWs with a speech at the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.
Journal of Commerce
Federal government sanctioned lower pay for temporary foreign workers
The Canadian government sanctioned lower pay for thousands of temporary foreign workers compared to Canadian workers in 2013, documents obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour show.
Alberta Companies Given Green Light to Underpay Thousands of TFWs
Internal government documents obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour show that Alberta companies were given the green light to underpay thousands of Temporary Foreign Workers in 2013.