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CBC's 'The Current' zeroes in on temp miner recruiting charges

CBC radio's national news program The Current focused this morning on the story broken on The Tyee last week by reporter Jeremy Nuttall that recruiters in China are attempting to charge Chinese miners $12,500 with the promise they will become part of the Temporary Foreign Workers program placing them in B.C. coal mines.

You can listen to this morning's Current segment including an interview with Nuttall by clicking here.

And here is how the CBC website describes the segment:

"Toiling away in the mines in China is a deadly job. So it's not surprising that Canadian mines are alluring with their increased safety records. So while many Chinese migrant workers are wanting to come work here. . . the shine comes off, when they're expected to pay thousands of dollars in illegal recruitment fees. That's what one journalist says is happening in British Columbia, and now the provincial government has launched its own probe. And it's all prompted calls for more stringent regulations to protect temporary foreign workers." 

David Beers is editor of The Tyee.

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