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It's another legal loss for the operators of a new underground coal mine in northern BC.
A Federal Court judge has authorized a judicial review sought by two building trades unions into the federal program letting HD Mining hire more than 200 Chinese employees for work that may have been done by Canadians.
The three-day review slated to start April 9th is the first ever of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Labour leaders say today's ruling triggers the 'major disclosure' of federal documents proving Canadians were not adequately considered for jobs at the mine located near Tumbler Ridge.