Canada has a stripper shortage.

A while ago it turned out that the Canadian minister of immigration had a special fast-track program to give preferential treatment to strippers coming to Canada because clubs were having a hard time finding staff. When this became public, an embarrassed government said that the program would be cancelled immediately.

That seems to be just another broken promise:

Canada’s welcome mat is still rolled out for foreign strippers and lap dancers who can get quick visas to fill a domestic “labour shortage.”

Last December, the Liberal government announced it was cancelling a controversial program that allowed exotic dancers to gain temporary work permits based on a national labour market opinion.

But it was quietly replaced by a process that permits strip club owners to bring in foreign dancers just by filling out the proper paper work.

NDP MP Pat Martin called the stripper visa policy “deplorable.”