The QP Clip: Kenney cracks down on McDonald's

The QP Clip: Kenney cracks down on McDonald’s

The exchange you can’t miss from this afternoon’s Question Period


Jinny Sims rose with indignation. She recalled RBC’s attempt last year to outsource jobs and hire at least one temporary foreign worker. She mocked a mining company’s claim, also last year, that no Canadians were qualified to work on a B.C. site. She said the government’s standing by as unemployed Canadians are left hanging as companies replace them with foreigners.

Sims accused a McDonald’s franchise in Victoria of undertaking the same despicable practices, and claimed the feds were sitting on their hands.

Jason Kenney, to put it lightly, challenged that assertion. He reminded Sims that, when he was made aware of the offensive hires, he called an immediate investigation into the Victoria franchise and outright blacklisted the location. Kenney then spoke more broadly to Canada’s business community: respect the law, he said, or go to prison.

So continues the parliamentary squabble over who cares more about Canadian workers, and who rejects temporary foreign workers with the loudest voices.

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