Yeah, whatever. Some caps, some more inspections, some 'up to' fines. Capital is like water and will find the cracks.
A $1000 application fee? Some places could probably recover that in a paycheque or two, or find a way of transfering the cost to the employee. Fines seem high, but don't kick in until the fall, which should give the rats plenty of time to find the cracks and spaces to hide. I could go on.
The problem is the program, its expansion, and the attack on Canadian workers and the exploitation of foreigners the expansion represents. At the end of the day, Canadians are being displaced by lower-waged people from abroad who do not have the same rights and expectations from their employers that Canadians have.
Just wait until the news gets out in a few months that nothing's changed or things have gotten worse, possibly due to some Trojan horse hidden in the program reforms. That's how these Cons think.