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Article de quotidien

Invisible People: The Rights of “Temporary Foreign Workers”

Date

2016

Auteurs

Sarah Duggan

Résumé

The first time Alberto Mendoza-Galina[1], a journalist and producer of independent video documentaries, became involved in the lives of temporary foreign workers (TFW) working in Canada was when he ran into them, accidently, at the Vancouver airport. “It was just luck, because they’re so invisible, nobody knows they’re here.”

TFWs have been coming to British Columbia (BC) to work in agriculture since 2004, the year that the Seasonal Agriculture Workers Program[2] (SAWP) was introduced to the province. Yet to this day, many Canadian consumers are not aware of the connection between local produce and the lives of these migrants. Although it has become more commonly known “where” our food is grown, “who” grows our food still remains virtually unknown.

Titre du journal

Praxis Center

Éditeur

Praxis Center

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Liens

Secteurs économiques

General relevance - all sectors

Types de contenu

Policy analysis et Current Policy

Groupes cibles

Sensibilisation du public

Pertinence géographique

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Colombie-Britannique, Autres provinces, Fédéral, Nouvelle-Écosse et National relevance

Langues

Anglais