On May 29th an all-party committee in Ottawa issued a report on the metal health issues facing Canada's farmers, many of whom are regular working joes.
The report, based on testimony from producers, mental health experts, and government officials, said farmers struggle with many problems, such as market volatility, debt, long work days, the effects of climate change, loneliness, intimidation, cyber-bullying and threats from people who take issue with their occupations and practices. The committee made ten recommendations, including, ''Ensuring the government considers and mitigates any potential impacts from new policies on the wellbeing of agricultural producers.''
That's what I like about capitalism - it’s so conducive to good mental health.
Yours for Socialism,
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