Foreign worker scandal serves up controversyGovernment crackdown on McDonald’s franchises puts TFWP back under microscopeBy Liz Bernier05/05/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2014 A recent government crackdown is sparking renewed controversy around temporary foreign workers. Three Victoria, B.C., McDonald’s restaurants, owned by a single franchisee, are facing government investigation for alleged misuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The franchisee was added to a federal blacklist in early April. “Within 24 hours of becoming aware of these allegations, inspectors from my department did an on-site inspection at the location in Victoria and I suspended all labour market opinions and work permits in process for this franchise pending the outcome of the investigation,” Jason Kenney, federal minister of employment and social development, said in a statement. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.