Isabel Inclan, Author at New Canadian Media

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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UPDATED: Migrant Detainees Launch Hunger Strikes to Protest Government Inaction on COVID-19 

Migrants at Canada’s busiest detention centre are on a hunger strike to draw attention to crowded living conditions that could result in an outbreak. Insufficient information from Canada Border Services Agency about the coronavirus is also contributing to growing concerns among migrants.

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