…. screwing Canadians out of work one job at a time.
Economic Action Plan
In Alberta, more so than any other province in Canada, there are fewer and fewer jobs going to Canadians and more and more going to foreigners. In fact, 3 out of every 4 jobs in Alberta are going to Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW)… who really aren’t so temporary anymore these days.
The following links and graphs clearly show how endemic this situation really is.
Yesterday’s announcement by the HarperCON government to fix the problem Conservative government reverses course on temporary foreign worker program after public outcry is a joke, like putting a band aid on cancer, as one can clearly see by watching Labour’s reaction to their announcement here.
A while back, I wrote about my own first hand experience dealing with the Alberta Works ‘Jobs Fair’ Farce?, and what an eye-opener it was for me personally. Now a few months later the whole country has their eyes open to the fact we have a federal government that cares little to nothing about working Canadians and their families, as they are clearly joined at the hip to Wall Street and greedy corporations and financial institutions.
They seek to exploit Canada’s riches and diminish its strong working class in order to make it easier to pillage down the road. That is the conservatives real Economic Action Plan they spend so much of our dollars on in prime time no less in a failed attempt to convince us otherwise. They are not job creators, they are job destroyers!
The whole mass immigration system has been used for the top 1% to line their pockets while the rest of us see constant change in our communities and become more isolated culturally in our own country. In their eyes we have become a disposable commodity.
The graphs above clearly show under the HarperCONS the TFW’s program has been speeded up; the process of transitioning cheap labour to a full time situation for the benefit of the one percent while ensuring Reform Tory hard times continue and things get tougher for the middle class here in this province and in this country, is now implemented policy. This by any standard would be called TREASON! I and many Canadians hold you all personally responsible for committing TREASON against Canada, The Economy and it’s people.
Only a traitorous government in cahoots with soulless corporatocracy would do such things to their own people, and only a people who would allow this to be done to them, can call themselves nothing but sheep.
For over thirty years now class war has been perpetrated by corporatocracy against working people and the lower middle class in both the states and here in Canada. First they transferred our jobs by the millions overseas in what they called ‘outsourcing’ that still goes on today (think RBC), and now in the last few years they bring in foreigners for us to compete against at home, in the race to the bottom.
For Canadian society as a whole the TFW program succeeds only in making a few richer at the expense of the many while contributing significantly to unemployment, in addition to suppressing wages and benefits for ordinary Canadians, and as a result it drags this country down, rather than raising it up, immersing it in greater poverty, and therefore is a health hazard to a good portion of citizenry in this great nation and a sickness to society in general.
“It’s a system of having two classes of people, and instilling fear and inferiority and loathing.”
Naomi Klein in her book No Logo does an excellent job explaining how the working man today is being screwed, along with some tips on what he/she can do to turn the tables and become the screwer, rather than the screwy. Or put another way, how to screw the screwy screwers. :-)
It’s worth a read, if only to ‘edumacate’ yourself on a serious and growing issue that affects us all. Afterwards, subjects such as the recent (and industry common) horrific deaths in Bangladesh of almost 400 people (mainly women and children) working in a garment factory, or why you can’t find a job or must settle for below standards in pay and benefits (if you can find a job today that pays benefits), or how governments who work against your best interests in order to feed the greed and gluttony of corporations who are no longer beholding to society’s well-being, lacking completely in any type of social responsibility even to the countries of their origin, never mind the host country, all of this in reading this book will open a window of understanding in your mind that when stretched by this new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
The Sleeper Must Awaken…
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.