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New Temporary Foreign Worker Rules “an Impediment to Business”

In recent article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Green and Spiegel partner Stephen Green criticizes the new legislative amendments affecting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and LMOs, arguing that they could impose a “big impediment to business”. For one thing, Green points out, the 2-year ban on LMO applications that may be imposed for non-compliance can flow through to a purchaser of a business, which can be risky for a company purchasing franchises, for example, that are particularly dependent on foreign labour. In addition, Green says, the new rules which permit inspections without a warrants go beyond the powers even the police have. In Green’s view, the government should take a more risk management approach to which companies it targets for inspection. View the full article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine here.