May 7, 2024
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#89 Canada’s Exploited Foreign Workers Program
Temporary foreign workers are relied upon to fill the gaps in the Canadian labour market.
Aviva Lessard
Producer
Caleb Thompson
Audio Editor
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

But the system is convoluted and ripe with exploitation – all at a time when immigrants are being blamed by politicians and the public for the housing crisis.

The system needs an overhaul to protect our economy and the workers that make it tick. Are immigrants really to blame for the housing crisis? What types of immigrants are the feds targeting?

To find out, Mattea Roach asked lawyer Jonathon Braun, author and professor Catherine Connelly and economist Mikal Skuterud.

Host:  Mattea Roach

Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Sam Konnert (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

Guests: Jonathan Braun, Catherine Connelly, Mikal Skuterud

 

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