OTTAWA - Thousands of companies have been allowed to hire temporary foreign workers after failing to find suitable Canadian alternatives. Here are a few, from a list compiled for Employment Minister Jason Kenney's office from June 2010 to June 2012:
— Happy Tails Dog Spa, Toronto
— Spearmint Rhino Gentlemans Club, Toronto
— Windsor Quilters' Guild, Windsor
— Calgary Curling Club
— Edmonton Police Service
— The Erection Company, Vancouver
— B.C. Alpine Ski Association, Vancouver
— Know Your Body Pilates, Vancouver
— Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto
— Badminton Canada
— Casino Rama, Rama, Ont.
— Tequila Night Club, Saskatoon
— Salon Funky Toque, Montreal
— Rolls Royce Canada, Montreal
— Hydro Quebec, Montreal
— Hotel Ritz Carlton, Montreal
— Dance Mania, Alliston, Ont.
— Canadian Ski Patrol System, Gloucester, Ont.
— Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Toronto
— Canada Post, Ottawa