Yearly 1000’s of migrants come to work in Canada. From harvesting the meals in our shops to caring for the aged, these employees type an important a part of the economic system. But regardless of being crucial, they typically face harsh circumstances, isolation, abuse, harm and even loss of life because of immigration insurance policies designed to go away them powerless.
Documentary filmmaker and OCAD College professor, Min Sook Lee has been documenting the voices of migrant farm employees in Canada for 20 years. What she has to say concerning the remedy of those employees throughout COVID-19 shatters any remaining myths about “Canada the Good.” How can we deal with the employees who put meals on our tables?
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Each week, we spotlight articles that drill down into the subjects we focus on within the episode.
Fay Faraday explains the historical past and racist insurance policies that outline Canada’s immigration programmes.
Peter Vandergeest, Melissa Marschke and Peter Duker spotlight the remedy of migrant employees elsewhere on the earth and the teachings Canada ought to study.
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