As we head into another growing season, we should be asking ourselves how sustainable our agricultural system is generally, but in particular, how fair it is given the treatment of farm workers.
As U.S. President Donald Trump rambles and rumbles about cancelling NAFTA, what if we called the bully's bluff? The result would no doubt be much better than any of his suggestions for change.
A look at the corporate march across the farmlands of Canada and the rest of the world.
Agriculture workers in Alberta will finally have the same workplace rights and protections that other workers in the province have enjoyed for decades, thanks to new legislation.
Mexico has called out Wal Mart for the deplorable labour conditions at Mexican farms it uses to supply its produce. Walmart is North America's largest importer of Mexican fruits and vegetables.
New report accuses Alberta government of playing politics instead of acting to protect the province's farm workers.
David J. Climenhaga
If not having unions is so great because we already have safety laws and labour laws, how come the only sector without this protection is the only sector where you're not allowed to have a union?
The wide impact that migration and Canada has on low-income racialized people from the Global South who are going to work and/or seeking refuge here.
With two-thirds of our group having returned to Toronto, things are irritatingly and eerily quiet in the morning. Eight or nine more workers are to arrive tomorrow. I wonder how to greet them.
Morning comes. As we prepare for whatever the day may bring, the contractors arrive and tell us that we won't be working today, since we've refused to move to the other greenhouse.