The federal Conservatives are quietly transforming Canada's immigration system to make life ever more precarious for migrant workers.
The Mexican consul visited migrant Mexican farm workers in Manitoba and threatened to blacklist them from ever coming to Canada again if they didn't vote to decertify their union at Mayfair Farms.
May 3, 2009
Statue of Champlain
near 380 Sussex Behind the National GelleryOttawa , ON
Canada45° 25' 51.1716" N, 75° 41' 52.6524" W
An anti-colonial walking tour of Ottawa that will also address the role that the Olympics are playing in ongoing colonization.
May 6, 2009 to May 7, 2009
Room 135: Vanier College, York University
4700 Keele StreetToronto , ON
Canada43° 46' 26.4396" N, 79° 29' 37.626" W
A panel with Michael Parenti, David McNally and Marco Luciano on the impact of the current economic crisis on workers rights.
Adriana Paz says the Conservative government is using the recession as an excuse to crack down on undocumented workers.
May 3, 2009 to May 4, 2009
Bethany Mennonite Church
572 East & West Line (Corner of 4 Mile Creek Rd.)L0S 1J0 Niagara-on-the-Lake , ON
Canada43° 14' 0.5928" N, 79° 7' 28.74" W
<p>Join us as we welcome the return of Caribbean farm workers into our community!</p>
This is the final episode in a two part series. Lili Eskinazi and Roberto Nieto spent a month in Mexico recently, exploring the links between agricultural workers there and the food we eat every day h
Much has been said about the precarious lives of migrants in Canada -- but few have explored the other side of the equation.
Chris Ramsaroop of Justicia For Migrant Workers speaks about recent events in the migrant farmworker community.
A migrant Mixtec farmworker in southern California. In Canada, migrant workers also face difficult living and working conditions. (More photos by David Bacon: http://dbacon.igc.org/)