Federal foreign stripper policy slammed
Barring temporary foreign workers at strip joints rapped
By Ross Romaniuk ,Winnipeg Sun
First posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 08:14 PM CDT | Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012 08:49 PM CDTIt’s hard times for Winnipeg bars that feature exotic dancers, due to a new federal step taken for the sake of women’s safety.
That’s what an agent with a city entertainment firm says, charging that Ottawa is choking off foreign supplies of strippers to Canadian places where they perform.
Mitch Fillion of Superb Entertainment and co-owner of Solid Gold strip club, said Saturday that the federal Conservatives’ decision to bar temporary foreign workers from employment at Canadian strip joints, massage parlours and as escorts is an “absolutely ludicrous” and misguided position against human trafficking. He insists the move will bring few benefits while financially squeezing businesses.
“There is a shortage of exotic dancers, and there are exotic dancers available from other countries. But this prevents us from getting any,” Fillion, who calls himself “Mayor Mitch,” told the Winnipeg Sun after stating his case this week in a letter to Human Resources Minister Diane Finley.
“They are always attacking strip clubs as being bad for society, and bad for everything — which is a crock of s---. What’s so dangerous about a stripper?”
Finley and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced earlier this month that the feds will no longer process temporary work permit applications from foreigners seeking such employment, for the safety of the women involved..............http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/07/15/p ... -ludicrous