It's hogwash that the governments are bringing in Chinese workers to work in our mines

Dear Sir:

It’s hogwash that the governments are bringing in Chinese workers to work in our mines.

The first time I heard of this was from our MP, Nathan Cullen, when he said a 747 load of Chinese workers would be flown in regularly to Fort McMurray and housed in a camp.

Why would this happen and why would Canadians not be employed?

The oil sands at Fort McMurray are like an open pit mine. We have more than enough trained people for this work. Why cannot they be trained at our college?

And now I hear the governments and companies are going to bring in more Chinese workers to work in underground mines in northeastern BC.

This is more hogwash. The governments say that’s because there are no trained Canadians.

But the governments have had years to train people, people who used to work in the forest industry, for these jobs.

What will our young people do? What happened to the money from the federal government that was supposed to got to training?

Someone needs to provide some answers here.

George Chinn, Terrace, BC

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