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Conference paper

Welcoming the World to Vancouver: Temporary Foreign Workers on the Canada Line Construction Project

Date

2010-05-20

Authors

Janine Benedet

Abstract

This paper focuses on a series of discrimination complaints arising out of one of these employment settings – the boring of a tunnel for a major expansion of rapid transit in the city of Vancouver. These complaints, which are still proceeding through the appeal process, succeeded, but only in part. This short paper considers the interaction between Canada’s laws on discrimination and collective bargaining and reflects on the meaning of discrimination based on national origin in a globalized labour market.

Conference name

IALS General Assembly Conference on Labour Law and Labour Market in the New World Economy

Conference location

University of Milan Faculty of Law

Number of pages

5

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Economic sectors

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general

Content types

Policy analysis, Documented cases of abuse, and Statistics on work and life conditions

Target groups

Researchers and Unions

Geographical focuses

British Columbia

Spheres of activity

Law

Languages

English