Tuesday, May 11, 2021

More Than Shades of Grapes of Wrath.

This summer 20,000 migrant workers are due to work on Ontario farms. Last year 3 of them died from COVID-19 and 1,700 got sick. Behind closed doors the Office of the Chief Coroner is examining these deaths in a confidential review that is proceeding without representatives of the temporary foreign workers, many of them Mexican. To quote Syed Hussan, executive director of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, ''This is not a process that ensures that migrant workers voices or concerns are adequately heard.'' 

What really sucks is the fact that the guy who heads the coroner’s office in this matter, Dr. Dirk Huyer, is also in a lead COVID response role for the provincial government which has been criticized for its inadequate response to the farm outbreaks. 

Boy! they're all heart. More than shades of Grapes of Wrath, or in this case, tomatoes.

S.P.C. Members.

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