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  1. Banff employers scramble to find staff before tourists arrive for ski seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Globe and Mail

    Shoppers cross the street in Banff, Alberta, November 5, 2014. The TFW program helped the Alberta town weather a hot economy and stiff competition from the booming oil-sands region, but now businesses say service could suffer this season if they are unable to find qualified workers.

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  2. Ottawa renews gas tax agreement to fund infrastructure projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Canada.com

    The Alberta and federal governments have renewed the federal gas tax fund agreement that will see billions of dollars flow into infrastructure projects in the province for another 10 years. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney, Rona Ambrose, federal health minister and Diana McQueen, Alberta's municipal affairs minister made the announcement in Edmonton Monday.

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  3. Man who helped guide Ralph Klein diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Barriere Star Journal

    Rod Love, former chief of staff to Ralph Klein, chokes back emotions as he talks about the former Alberta premier after the Order of Canada was presented to Ralph Klein's wife Colleen by Govenor General David Johnston in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Love, the man who worked for many years behind the scenes for former Calgary mayor and Alberta premier Ralph Klein, has died.

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  4. Former Klein chief of staff Rod Love diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | GlobalNews

    ... and province. Thoughts and prayers with his family. Very sorry to learn of my friend Rod Love's death. A legend in Alberta politics, tough but big-hearted, who loved Canada. RIP. Sad news that Rod Love passed away. Always a big supporter. My ...

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  5. Small dosesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Cape Cod Times

    ... recommended, but the lead author, Dr. Ronald J. Sigal, a professor of medicine at the University of Calgary in Alberta, said it was clear that "those who did both resistance and aerobic exercise had significantly more fat loss and decreased waist ...

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  6. TFW cap impacts labour shortage: KoblyRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Red Deer Advocate

    That's when the federal government's cap on the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers that a business can employ will have been ratcheted down to 10 per cent of its workforce - a reduction that, when combined with Alberta's current labour shortfall of about 50,000 people, will leave a provincial deficit of 90,000 employees. Those are the numbers Ken Kobly tossed around on Wednesday, when the president and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce spoke at a luncheon meeting of the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce.

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  7. Harper and Prentice meet in Calgary to discuss wide range of issuesRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | Lifestyles

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Alberta's new premier are both describing their first meeting since Jim Prentice was sworn in last month as productive. It also included Alberta's labour needs and the importance of skilled labour - a subject Prentice has criticized the federal government for due to this year's changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers program.

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  8. Immigration, unemployed workforce keys to solving labour shortage, Kenney saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Regina Leader Post

    Alberta should look to more immigration as well as its 100,000-plus unemployed workers to help solve the labour shortage, says federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney. Kenney stood firmly behind his new restrictions on unskilled temporary foreign workers despite growing pressure from Alberta employers, especially in the fast food industry who want that category to open up again.

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  9. Brodnax motorist charged in fatal crashRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    A group of swim team parents who say they have backing to build a new aquatic center in South Boston first want to shore up the local YMCA - starting A two-vehicle crash Saturday, near Alberta in Brunswick County claimed the life of a 29-year-old woman from Warfield and injured two others. The crash occurred around 1:10 p.m. near the intersection of Flatrock Rd. and Chestnut Rd. .

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  10. Companies using foreign workers are threatening middle-class jobs - AFLRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | Canada.com

    Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, speaks to supporters at a rally at the Labour Relations Board hearing in downtown Edmonton where a back-to-work order was issued to corrections officers on April 27, 2013, following a wildcat strike that began Friday. Too many companies in Alberta are allowed to pay temporary foreign workers below the prevailing wage, threatening good middle class jobs, says the Alberta Federation of Labour.

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  11. TFW program frustrating for Alberta mayorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | GlobalNews

    Mayors from small town Alberta say they are getting more and more frustrated with the federal government over changes it has made to the temporary foreign worker program. Alberta Urban Municipalities Association president Helen Rice says federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney doesn't seem to get why businesspeople in the province are upset.

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  12. Alberta mayors frustrated over changes to temporary foreign worker programRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | Nanaimo Daily News

    Mayors from small town Alberta say they are getting more and more frustrated with the federal government over changes it has made to the temporary foreign worker program. Alberta Urban Municipalities Association president Helen Rice says federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney doesn't seem to get why businesspeople in the province are upset.

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  13. Yedlin: Arts organizations pay the price for flawed federal rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | Canada.com

    ... the unfortunate phrase of "unintended consequences." And to kick things off, let's talk about how the 48 year-old Alberta Ballet - the second-largest ballet company in the country - is facing an immediate crunch. The ballet is to open Don Quixote, ...

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  14. Chiasson hits nail on the headRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | St. Albert Gazette

    ... Commerce luncheon Wednesday about why the TFW program is important not just to him or to fast food franchises but to Alberta's business sector in general. Chiasson made a strong case for the importance of TFW in Alberta, including the fast food ...

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  15. Lights, Camera, Action: A look at Alberta's Film FestivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Alberta Venture

    ... Blackstone, Fargo, Hell on Wheels and Tiny Plastic Men. Before that came blockbuster films produced in A A Alberta, including a few that have grossed more than $100 million - The Bourne Legacy, the original Superman trilogy, Brokeback Mountain, ...

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  16. Kenney ridicules fears that tighter TFW rules will harm Alberta economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Canada.com

    Fears that tighter rules on temporary foreign workers will do irreparable damage to Alberta's economy are "ridiculous," said federal Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney. Kenney responded Wednesday on Twitter to an Edmonton Journal article reporting the concerns of a St. Albert McDonald's franchisee , who warned of reduced business hours, longer customer waits and even closures due to a stricter temporary foreign worker program.

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  17. Alberta McDonald's franchisee warns against TFW program changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | GlobalNews

    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.

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  18. Kenney ridicules fears that tighter TFW rules will harm Alberta economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Edmonton Journal

    ... June 29, 2012. EDMONTON - Fears that tighter rules on temporary foreign workers will do irreparable damage to Alberta's economy are "ridiculous," said federal Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney. Kenney responded Wednesday on ...

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  19. Federal government sanctioned lower pay for temporary foreign workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2014 | Journal of Commerce

    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.

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  20. Documents show feds allowed companies to underpay temporary foreign workers: unionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | CTV

    The federal government gave companies across Canada approval to hire temporary foreign workers for less than market wage in 2013, the Alberta Federation of Labour says.

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