HD Mining argued no Canadians qualified to do specialized work in mine
Union alleges complaint filed by employee of HD Mining, submitted on company letterhead
Firm reluctantly agreed to turn over documents after federal judge ordered Ottawa retrieve them
In a statement last fall minister said HD Mining case revealed problems with foreign worker program that needed to be addressed.
Company plans to use temporary foreign workers to build mine; expected to take 30 months alone
Asking province to order suspension of work at HD Mining’s Murray River coalmine in northeastern B.C.
HD Mining also advertised specifically for workers who speak Mandarin, lawyer Charles Gordon said