By Linda Leatherdale
“Walk a mile in my work boots“!
That sums up an outcry by unemployed Canadian workers angered by Sun Media’s three-part series… ‘Wasted Assets’.
The series chronicled the frustration of skilled and educated immigrants lured to Canada in face of a growing labour shortage only to end up working in low-paying, dead-end jobs… such as driving cabs or cleaning offices because of bureaucratic barriers.
“It’s all fine for the media to write about the plight of immigrants in Canada, but what about the plight of Canadian citizens,” asked Frances Hutchinson.
Toronto-born Hutchinson said she spent 10 years in the childcare and restaurant industry, then trained to be a computer expert. Now she can’t find a job.
Nor can her boyfriend, Norm, whose resume lists extensive experience in shipping and receiving, production and manufacturing, general labour and forklift operations.
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