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Canada Bars Foreign Temp Food Workers
Fri Apr 25, 2014 04:40 PM CDT

OTTAWA (Dow Jones) -- Canada barred fast-food restaurants from hiring temporary foreign workers amid a public outcry over alleged abuses of a policy aimed at filling labor gaps from abroad.

Complaints about the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, under which more than 338,000 foreign workers had permits in 2012, ratcheted up in recent weeks, after two longtime waitresses in a small town in Saskatchewan went public with their story of losing their jobs to foreign workers. McDonald's Corp. franchises in British Columbia and Alberta also faced sharp criticism for hiring foreign workers.

Employment Minister Jason Kenney imposed an immediate moratorium on ...

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