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Karl Nerenberg has been reporting on federal politics from Parliament Hill for rabble.ca since September, 2011. In his long career, he has won numerous awards as a broadcaster and documentary filmmaker.
The Conservative government is maintaining the much-abused Temporary Foreign Worker Program, but putting some new controls and limits on it.
Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the new policy Friday, after Parliament had risen for its summer recess.
It is a partial about-face from Harper government policy since 2006, which was to, in effect, allow the expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, based on the notion that there are significant labour shortages in some parts of Canada.