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Mining Association says local workforce is dwindling as companies import miners from China

The Murray River coalmine project southwest of Tumbler Ridge is attracting controversy for plans to import 200 Chinese workers to fill jobs. Yesterday on the program we spoke to Stephen Hunt of the United Steelworkers union, who said the jobs should be filled locally. While she can't speak to the specifics of this case, Karina Barino explains there is a dwindling supply of local miners to fill these sorts of jobs. She's the President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia.

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