Canadian priest expoited refugee workers
Posted by Christopher Coen on October 24, 2012
A priest in Alberta exploited refugee workers in a scheme that involved charging high rates for the workers while paying the refugees low wages under threat of deportation. An article at Notes From the Underground has the details:
It appears that a certain…priest in Alberta whose business was involved in exploiting refugees and immigrant workers may soon be returning to active clerical duty.
Fr John Lipinski, a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Ecumenical Patriarchate, through his Alberta firm, Kihew, advertised and searched in Polish papers for immigrants and refugees for available electrical positions. The firm would then charge high rates while paying the immigrants low wages under threat of deportation…
Court was told Kihew made about one million dollars through the scheme.The court found that Kihew contracted out the foreign workers to several businesses at a high hourly rate of pay but the workers themselves made very little... Read more here