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Sound Off -- May 7, 2014

Workers available right here

Why are we bringing in immigrant workers to Canada and to Brandon when we have our own people on reserves who can’t find jobs and we have people on welfare and unemployed people in Brandon who can’t find jobs? I think they should get first priority when jobs become available.

Not enough workers available right here

Thank you for publishing the article from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business on the need for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. It’s time those who continue to insist, often with thinly veiled racist motives, that we should be hiring Canadians first before looking overseas to receive some education on the issue. The CFIB’s Laura Jones made it abundantly clear that many Canadians — even those on employment insurance — simply aren’t interested in many of the lower-paying service industry or blue-collar jobs, such as those found at fast-food restaurants.

Foreign workers do the jobs many Canadians won’t

Excellent article the other day in the Sun on how a few restaurants elsewhere in Canada have allegedly abused the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. To halt the program or destroy it through partisan brinksmanship would be a blow to the Canadian economy as we don’t have enough people who want to put in an honest day’s work. As the article stated, “Doubling wages might attract more applicants, but a business that tries to charge $50 for a pizza ... won’t be in business for long.” The article also said many potential homegrown employees might not want to work night shifts, or prefer to be on pogey. Bravo to the hard-working immigrant who keeps our economy strong while providing for their families.

Chocolate and Christ can co-exist at Easter

Although one may appreciate the historical Babylonian tidbits recently espoused in the Sound Off, “The Pagan Christ,” the anonymous author simply confirmed why we eat chocolate bunnies at Easter and do not worship them. They are not worthy of being worshipped even if one had been indoctrinated from birth with this belief. They are, however, tasty to eat. So eat chocolate because it tastes good and worship Christ because He is good. At Easter, Christ and chocolate can both be enjoyed!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 7, 2014

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Workers available right here

Why are we bringing in immigrant workers to Canada and to Brandon when we have our own people on reserves who can’t find jobs and we have people on welfare and unemployed people in Brandon who can’t find jobs? I think they should get first priority when jobs become available.

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Why are we bringing in immigrant workers to Canada and to Brandon when we have our own people on reserves who can’t find jobs and we have people on welfare and unemployed people in Brandon who can’t find jobs? I think they should get first priority when jobs become available.

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