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Jeremy J. Nuttall

Stories by Jeremy J. Nuttall

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NDP critic calls for crackdown on 'ghost' immigration swindlers

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Feb 2014


news

A Tyee Series

'Ghosts' Exploit Canada's Foreign Temp Worker Program

Federal fixes can't reach fraudsters cheating applicants of life savings, admit officials.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Feb 2014


news

A Tyee Series

As Temp Workers Flow from Jamaica, Scammers Swoop

Illegal fees, empty promises. Caribbean victims speak as Tyee reader-funded series continues.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Why 'Abuse' of Temp Foreign Workers Is Hard to Stop

PM Harper has now admitted it happens. What can halt it? Second in a Tyee reader-funded series.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

As Foreign Temp Program Rolls on, Oil Patch Workers Replaced

And more signs reforms fall short. First in a Tyee reader-funded series investigating controversial federal initiative.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 16 Dec 2013


news

Questions Remain in HD Mining Case

Key evidence was struck from the record in federal court, say unions.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 24 May 2013


blogs

No evidence BC gov't investigated recruiters charging temp foreign miners produced

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 May 2013


news

Mandarin Need Cited as Feds OK'd 95 Chinese Miners for Gething

FOI docs show greenlighting of foreign temp staffing of second coal mining project in BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Mar 2013


blogs

HD misled saying it needed Chinese specialists for 'long wall' mining: union

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Feb 2013


news

BC's Look into Mining Recruitment Fees Falls Short: Union

Gov't says it found 'no evidence' companies were charging workers money.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Feb 2013


news

HD Mining Offers Unions a Deal in Open Letter

Company's plea to end dispute over foreign workers called 'nonsense' by labour spokesman.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 8 Feb 2013


news

Foreign Miners 'Piled up and Sent Home': BC Fed's Sinclair

Firm's power to abruptly ship them out shows flaws in TFW program says labour leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 1 Feb 2013


news

Steelworkers Allege BC Importer of Chinese Miners Tied to Deadly Accidents

Dehau Mines linked to Shandong energy group, whose subsidiaries had five disasters killing nearly 200 workers: union.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Jan 2013


news

Harper Gov't Asks Court to Rule It Powerless on Key Chinese Miner Issue

Feds cry helpless as company refuses to produce proof it adequately sought miners in BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Jan 2013


news

For Gays, Entering Seniors Home Can Mean Going Back in Closet

Dignity House aims to model an alternative: retirement living for LGBT community.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 Dec 2012


blogs

Federal Minister Finley could face contempt of court charges in HD Mining court case

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Dec 2012


news

HD Mining's Biggest Backer Is Mysterious, Say Steelworkers

Tracing BC coal mine owners, union left in dark about majority shareholder Huiyong Holdings.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Dec 2012


news

Chinese Firms Bringing Own Workers a Global Pattern: Expert

University of California prof calls Canadian politicians 'naïve' in dealing with Chinese companies.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Dec 2012


blogs

Unions strike deal on temporary coal miner records review

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Nov 2012


blogs

Unions win right to continue challenging mining company's use of foreign workers

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Nov 2012


blogs

Mining company questions human resource minister's statements in foreign worker case

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Nov 2012


news

For Some Chinese Fleeing Debt or Prosecution, Canada Beckons

Scams make news in China but BC officials say review of foreign investors program isn't related.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Nov 2012


blogs

Judge rebuffs feds, urges deal with unions on temp worker dispute

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Nov 2012


news

Unions Seek Injunction to Stop Chinese Miners' Arrival in BC

Federal Court will hear arguments Friday to determine whether unions have standing.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Nov 2012


news

Foreign Worker Review Was Already Underway, Permits Won't Be Pulled: Kenney

Immigration minister confident staff issued valid permits for Chinese temp miners in BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Nov 2012


news

Unions Want to See What's in Chinese Temp Miner Permits

Admitting 'problems' with program, labour minister launches review but unions want more transparency.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Nov 2012


news

Chinese-backed Mining Firm in Early Talks to Train in BC

HD Mining and province too slow pursuing longwall miner schools here say union, NDP.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 6 Nov 2012


news

'Very Concerned' Feds Investigate Temp Miner Hires in BC

Not clear how much probe will focus on illegal attempts to charge hefty fees to Chinese applicants.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 31 Oct 2012


news

Publicity Could Hurt Miner Recruitment Fees Probe: Bell

BC's jobs minister worries media coverage may cause sources to clam up.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 Oct 2012


news

Halt Temp Miner Permits While Recruiting Is Investigated: BCFed

Labour demands BC gov't pull Temporary Worker Program permits for Chinese-backed mines while it probes possible illegal fee charges to workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Oct 2012


news

BC Gov't Investigates Recruitment Charges for Chinese Miners

'These employees don't need to pay any agent fee,' Canadian Dehua Mines president states.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 19 Oct 2012


news

Recruiters Charging BC-Bound Chinese Temp Miners $12,500

Heavy fee, promise of eased immigration part of package, Tyee investigation reveals.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Oct 2012


life

A Tyee Series

Five Must-Try Chinese Dishes You Won't See in Food Courts

TYEE LIST #24: For these tasty eats, amble off the beaten restaurant path. Or make 'em at home.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Oct 2012


blogs

Minister says fired school board had political agenda, board chair agrees

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Jul 2012


news

Interior Bus Riders Mad at Greyhound

Dropped run makes it harder to get to Vancouver.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Nov 2005


news

US Government Slams Kinder Morgan's Safety Procedures

Out to buy BC's Terasen, Texas pipeline firm ordered to clean up its act.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Sep 2005


news

Kinder Morgan Marked by Spills

Terasen suitor's many pipelines figure in several U.S. disasters, including a very deadly one.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 23 Aug 2005