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Commons committee to hold hearings on deporting of illegal skilled workers
MPs voted yesterday to tackle what critics say is an illogical policy of
deporting illegal foreign skilled trades workers while the country faces chronic labour shortages in housing and other building sectors.
The Commons immigration committee voted unanimously to hold hearings on tens of thousands of undocumented foreign skilled workers in Canada, many of whom work in an underground economy in which they're underpaid and have little recourse if they get injured on the job or face abuse.
The idea behind the motion, proposed by Toronto Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis, is to stop deportations, which critics say were increased early among illegal workers last year and to legalize their status in Canada.
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