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Dates set for Federal Court Judicial Review of HD Mining jobs

March 2, 2013
Dates set for Federal Court Judicial Review of HD Mining jobs

It’s another legal loss for the operators of a new underground coal mine in northern BC. A Federal Court judge has authorized a judicial review sought by two building trades unions into the federal program letting HD Mining hire more than 200 Chinese employees for work that may have been done by Canadians.   The three-day review [...]

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Pat Bell on HD Mining now versus then

February 7, 2013
Pat Bell on HD Mining now versus then

While Jobs Minister Pat Bell says his comments last night about the HD Mining controversy are not a dramatic turn around, an interview a few months ago seems to show otherwise. This is Jobs Minister Pat Bell just last night. “The public needs to have confidence that any jobs that are allowed to be taken [...]

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Steelworkers’ Union protesting Chinese workers taking BC mining jobs

November 17, 2012
Steelworkers’ Union protesting Chinese workers taking BC mining jobs

The Steelworkers’ Union took the issue of Chinese workers coming to BC for mining jobs right to the door of MLAs around the Province. President of Local 2009 Manjit Sidhu says they were even outside BC Energy Minister Rich Coleman’s Langley office today. Sidhu says they will take the issue to other provincial and federal [...]

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NDP leader talks what he considers ‘high income’

October 25, 2012
NDP leader talks what he considers ‘high income’

Adriax Dix has shed a bit more light on what he considers the “high end” of the individual tax bracket. Speaking in studio with CKNW’s Bill Good, he reiterates his position — that he has to look at the province’s budget next spring before he can give a firm figure. But he says he does [...]

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Jobs Ministry investigating claims Chinese workers charged to take BC mining jobs

October 23, 2012
Jobs Ministry investigating claims Chinese workers charged to take BC mining jobs

The President of the BC Federation of Labour is asking the provincial government to  halt plans to bring Chinese coal miners here.  Jim Sinclair has raised concerns about plans to bring Asian workers here to work at coal mines in the north.  ”Approach the federal government and to suspend the permit for Chinese workers to [...]

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