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Screenshot from video filmed from inside workers' living quarters at a farm near Leamington, Ontario. Image: Video Screenshot/j4mw/YouTube
Jade Guthrie | The pandemic has shown just how essential agricultural workers are. Permanent status must be extended to ensure their safety, particularly as they risk their lives working on the front line.
News
Kara Manso, head of the Caregivers' Action Centre in Toronto. Photo: Marites N. Sison
Marites N. Sison | Although migrant worker groups across Canada welcomed the announcement of open work permits, they said the program still doesn't end exploitation since it denies workers landed status upon arrival.
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.
Podcast
Scott Neigh | Min Sook Lee and Evelyn Encalada talk about organizing among migrant farm workers in Canada and about the new documentary film Migrant Dreams.
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Activist Toolkit
| Don't support Harper's anti-migrant agenda! Stop Ontario Provincial Police doing immigration enforcement's dirty work.
RabbleTV
No One Is Illegal | Harper has detained nearly 80,000 migrants. That includes children. No trials. No charges. At a cost of $45 million. What's going on?
Activist Toolkit
| Demand a proper and just investigation into the death of a British Columbian migrant worker.
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.
Blog
Jason Edwards | According to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada report, the number of migrant labourers in Canada increased from 177,781 to 432,682 between 2000 and 2010.