Canada’s foreign worker program to be reviewed after hiring of Chinese coal miners in B.C.

OTTAWA— The federal government moved Thursday to distance itself from its own increasingly controversial decision to grant permits to 201 Chinese nationals to work in a northeast B.C. coal project.

Human Resources Minister Diane Finley said the government isn’t satisfied with the process that led to the granting of the permits, and said it has put the Temporary Foreign Workers program under review.

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