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Migrant Workers: Frontline for COVID-19 Risk, but Back of the Line for Vaccines

Even as Canada increases its vaccine supply, there is no plan to vaccinate undocumented essential workers. Two undocumented workers share their stories of working under precarious conditions as they struggle to keep safe on the job during the pandemic.

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No Canadians to Replace Temporary Farm Workers

Farmers in Ontario and Quebec have extended work hours, reduced production and turned to searching for local workers to make up for the loss of foreign agricultural workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are not many local takers, though.

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COVID-19 Hitting Canadian Farms: “There had to be one dead for the authorities to react”

After three farmworkers die in Ontario and hundreds are infected of COVID-19, authorities are finally reacting. Migrant workers’ advocates, health specialists and academics are calling on the federal government to protect them and to clear the path for them to become permanent residents.

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Migrant Workers Advocates Call for Government Action Against Human Trafficking

Lack of government inspection on recruiters’ operations, closed contracts to a specific employer, and insufficient information for temporary workers create the conditions for labour abuse and human trafficking in Canada.

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Lessons of War: Colombian Diaspora Add Their Voices to Truth Commission

Colombians who fled war are sharing their experiences through an independent commission that aims to develop a historical record of Latin America’s longest conflict from interviews with victims and those who took up arms.

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