Shane Woodford | Email news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
While Jobs Minister Pat Bell says his comments last night about the HD Mining controversy are not a dramatic turn around, an interview a few months ago seems to show otherwise.
This is Jobs Minister Pat Bell just last night.
"The public needs to have confidence that any jobs that are allowed to be taken by, particularily temporary workers I think there is a difference between that and immigrants, need to truly be unfillable by British Columbians and by Canadians and that has clearly not been the case here and we have all learned that."
But Bell sounded a different tune in an interview on the Bill Good show back in November.
"The company's obligation based on the federal government temporary foreign worker program is to go out and advertise across Canada to try and find workers who are capable of doing this, they did that, they placed ads in virtually every major paper, all the internet based services, the mining association website, literally every place that a miner would look for work and had no uptake on it at all."
Trades unions say a court ordered review of hundreds of resumes proves the company overlooked Canadian miners.