Monday, 9 June 2014

Conversation With The Lobbyist's

      • The Genie party has recently come into contact with two lobbyists, and had a discussion about the temporary foreign workers program. This a very important issue, and we should address it immediately. Below, we have written a transcript of our conversation with these lobbyists.

Lobbyist #1: Why are foreign workers being paid very little, for jobs that Canadians wouldn’t do? Why are they doing these jobs and then forced to leave?

The Genies: I feel like you’re getting the wrong picture here. Not only may foreign workers do these jobs, but Canadians also do these jobs if they are not properly trained for the occupation or other job they wanted. Foreigners would need to acquire knowledge and education on the certain subject before they would be able to enhance Canadian citizen’s quality of life. Have you ever considered the 14 and 15 year-olds that work hard for their money? They too, are also limited to because of their lack of knowledge, and they also get paid less or minimum wage like these immigrants, but they are not foreigners. Foreigners are simply doing this job because it is the only opportunity they have to better their quality of life, due to the circumstances and limits they have for being foreigners and lacking the education/skills required for other jobs. The idea that they are forced to leave is very abstract, as it depends on every citizen and the situation they are in.

Lobbyist #2: Despite their education, these people work really hard for their money. They deserve to have better compensation their efforts, but they are making very little for effort that the job requires. In fact I have never seen a Canadian at my job and I don’t think I will ever see one. Wealthy Canadian employers are taking advantage of these workers from around the world, and the quality of life for these people need to improve.

The Genies: The fact that Canadians have well educated and knowledgeable citizens highlights the importance of jobs. Without these men and woman working in the field that they worked hard to achieve, the quality of life for ALL citizens would be hindered. Although a higher pay for foreigners may be a better option for them, think about how unfair it would be to the dr’s that spent years working for their name and future wage.

Lobbyist #1: Canada has been treating foreign workers bad since 1881. The Chinese were enslaved to work on the most dangerous thing Canada has built. They were forced to do work that canadians wouldn’t do, they were blown up or shot if they did there job or didn’t do their job. What makes today any different? WE still do the jobs that Canadians don’t want to do. Are we supposed to pay a head tax too? WHAT WILL MAKE YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT WE DESERVE BETTER?!?!?!

The Genies: The circumstances for foreign workers have changed since 1881, therefore the circumstances and the treatment towards these people are much better and different. With the help of the Genies, equality enforced and encouraged throughout our society.End paragraph: The Genies want to support all citizens in their jobs, wage, and quality of life. We want to know what you think about this issue too! Comment below with your thoughts, and we will take them into deep consideration. After all... your wish is our command.

1 comment:

  1. I tried looking up "lobbyests" since you don't explain what they are in your post, and all that came up was "lobbyists" - are they the same thing??