Sep 30, 2014 – News Today

Whistler loses visitors as jobs go unfilled

OTTAWA — Whistler, Canada’s busiest and highest-profile ski resort by far, could be an unintended casualty of the Harper government’s crackdown on its Temporary Foreign Workers program, according to an “urgent” appeal issued this week. The resort is losing clients from around the world, and restaurants in Whistler Village are struggling to find staff to handle the coming seasonal rush, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce said in a letter to Employment Minister Jason Kenney that was provided Friday to The Vancouver Sun.