New Brunswick Southwest M-P John Williamson and the New Brunswick Federation of Labour are both critical of the temporary foreign workers programme but for different reasons.
Williamson got into hot water after he was recorded saying it makes no sense to pay whities to stay home and bring in brown people. Federation of Labour President Patrick Colford says the temporary foreign workers programme could be used to increase the population in this part of the country and not to suppres wages.
Colford says he’s surprised Williamson would be so clueless to use such culturally divisive language since he served, at one time, as Communications Director in the Prime Minister’s Office and head of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Liberal M-P John McCallum got up in the House of Commons and denounced the language as racist. The M-L-A for Charlotte-Campobello John Ames is urging all parties in the Legislature to show unanimity and condemn the remarks.