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Canada’s stripper shortage

The news that Canada lacks a sufficient number of exotic dancers came to light when the country’s immigration minister was found to have given preferential visa treatment to a nude dancer who did volunteer work in her reelection campaign for Parliament.

Nude dancers come here under one of several programs aimed at recruiting foreign workers with specialties sorely needed in Canada. Last year, the country imported more than 19,000 construction workers, almost 5,000 nannies and 1,560 university professors. In addition, 661 work permits were issued or renewed for foreign exotic dancers.

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