Summary: The article is about the exploitation of foreign workers by certain consultants and practitioners and the lack of regulation and oversight in the industry. The author has personal experience with this issue and testified before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Immigration. The author suggests that the government needs to improve regulation and oversight, but bringing consultants under the supervision of lawyers or eliminating the industry altogether may not solve the problem. The real issue is the lack of enforcement by agencies like CBSA, who are not doing enough to bring these scofflaws to justice.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke
A recent Globe and Mail article about the exploitation of foreign workers and the "industry" that has sprung up to take advantage of these vulnerable individuals is not terribly shocking; and, now, after so many years bearing witness to it all, it fills me with weary resignation rather than anger.