Stephen Harper will reform the temporary foreign worker program because it has grown too large. As a result, Ottawa will bring in new rules to ensure it is only used to fill the country’s labour shortages. Mr. Harper said that it is important that employers understand the purpose of the program which is to provide temporary help in cases where there are acute labour shortages. There is no broader purpose than that. Mr. Harper’s concern about this program arises from recent stories that have surfaced about the ongoing controversy at RBC.