Columnists
Migrant workers harvest corn. Photo: Bob Nichols/U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr
Lois Ross | 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.
Columnists
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President Donald Trump. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Lois Ross | 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.
Podcast
Victoria Fenner | A look at the corporate march across the farmlands of Canada and the rest of the world.
Blog
Alison Redford
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?
Podcast
Migrant Matters Radio | 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.
News
Wall graffiti written in Chinese on a greenhouse bathroom stall. Photo: Aylwin Lo
Aylwin Lo | 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.
News
A list of demands. Photo: Aylwin Lo
Aylwin Lo | 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.
News
Aylwin Lo | Thursday starts with some confusion. The contractors are trying to allocate us based on who is planning on returning to Toronto this weekend, and who is planning on staying on longer.
News
View from the writer's bunk. Photo: Aylwin Lo
Aylwin Lo | As soon as we receive word that we will be paid daily, we scramble to prepare for work. Because many of us will work off-site, we gather our lunches and water and don our winter clothes.
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Photo: Aylwin Lo
Aylwin Lo | Six of us -- three men, three women -- are deposited at a greenhouse that is much smaller than the one where we are housed.
Podcast
Migrant Matters Radio | Year after year, migrants without full status die in Ontario. Speakers at a Guelph vigil talk about the latest news on this -- the 10 people who were killed in a Hampstead, Ont. crash this month.
News
Aylwin Lo | We're roused at 6 a.m. when the contractors turn on the lights. From the top bunk of one of six lining the walls, I survey our room.