The federal government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been a hot topic in the news over the past few weeks.

This afternoon, Ontario Today tackled the issue during the show from 12 to 1 p.m ET and the discussion continued after on a web chat.

Earlier this month, CBC's Go Public reported on Canadian workers at McDonald's being displaced by temporary foreign workers in more than 6 provinces.

Kathy Tomlinson

Go Public's Kathy Tomlinson

This week, Go Public reported a story about a waitress in Saskatchewan who said she lost her long-term serving job to temporary foreign workers. 

On Ontario Today, CBC host Amanda Pfeffer asked if there really is a shortage of Canadians willing to do the work temporary foreign workers do.

After the show, CBC's Go Public reporter Kathy Tomlinson was here to take part in a live web chat from 1 to 1:30 p.m. ET about the issues surrounding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. 

 

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