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Union and jobs minister go head-to-head on Chinese miner controversy

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Controversy continues to swirl over the importation of Chinese workers to man a Tumbler Ridge coal mine. Mark Olsen is the president of the Bargaining Council of B.C. Building Trades Unions. He says provincial and foreign governments are abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Pat Bell is B.C.'s jobs minister, and he says there are a lot of misconceptions about what is happening. Leisha Grebinski spoke to them both.

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- Union says Jobs Minister is "cheerleader" for company importing Chinese miners to Tumbler Ridge
- Mining Association says local workforce is dwindling as companies import miners from China
- Are temporary foreign workers being used as a permanent solution to labour shortage?

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