March 22, 2006


Don't deport `honest' workers: Builder: Skills are critical for construction (RICHARD BRENNAN AND TONY WONG, 3/22/06, Toronto Star)

A prominent GTA developer has condemned the federal government for wanting to toss "honest, hard-working" illegal immigrants from Portugal and other countries out of Canada.

"There is definitely a shortage of workers in the construction industry right now, and it doesn't matter — from road building to plumber to bricklayers — there is a shortage," Silvio De Gasperis told the Toronto Star yesterday.

"This process should be stopped until they get a chance to review and assess the entire situation," said De Gasperis, one of the country's largest private developers. "Maybe if they did they would realize that the good families, the honest people, should be staying and working."

The economic realitry is that in a few years we'll all be bidding for the services of immigrants. In fact, places like Spain already are.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 22, 2006 8:20 AM
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