The head of the Royal Bank of Canada has denied that it is replacing Canadian workers with temporary foreign workers, saying that the bank is providing jobs for anyone impacted by the move, which only involves one temporary foreign worker.
"Absolutely not," said Gord Nixon, the bank's CEO, in an interview with CBC's Amanda Lang on The Lang & O'Leary Exchange. "Firstly, RBC has not and does not hire any temporary foreign workers."
Nixon made the comments following a CBC News report that dozens of employees who facilitate various transactions for RBC Investor Services in Toronto will be losing their jobs, replaced by foreign workers.
I'm just thinking that we could perhaps save a few dollars by outsourcing some CBC announcers. They seem kind of shy to let us know exactly how much they're paid, but it's a fair guess that some are in the upper six figures.
How difficult can it be to read a teleprompter? I mean, they've trained that clown south of the border more-or-less successfully to do it; and I'd be surprised if he's being paid more than 20 bucks per shift, plus all the waffles he can eat.
As to the content, it's a bit like Charlie Brown's teacher, anyway:
Peter: Wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah Yes, Harper Evil? Wendy?
Wendy: Wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah Yes, Harper Evil! Peter?
So maybe the accents would be somewhat strange and possibly we'd have to substitute some sitar for the trombone (if I could figure out how to spell the sounds) but it'd be so gloriously multicultural.
Pejman: Wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah Yes, Harper Evil? Wahida?
Wahida: Wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah Yes, Harper Evil! Pejman?