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Saskatchewan electrical contractor alleged to have laid off 58 Canadian workers while retaining temporary foreign workers

Alliance Energy told the CBC that the company was in full compliance with the rules of the temporary foreign workers program

September 3, 2014
By Steve Payne

The CBC has reported that Alliance Energy, a Saskatchewan-based electrical contracting firm, is under investigation by the Federal Government for allegedly laying off 58 Canadian workers while retaining “30 to 40” overseas workers that they had secured through Ottawa’s temporary foreign workers TFW program. Read the full CBC story here. Alliance Energy declined to be interviewed for the CBC report, and a spokesperson declared that the firm was in “full compliance” with all TFW polices. The site of the layoffs is at the Agrium Potash Mine, Vanscoy, SK, near Saskatoon.

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