They come to Manitoba each summer under Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program to work on farms and nurseries. And they’re invisible.
Now a new report by the Migrant Worker Solidarity Network and The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba gives these migrant farm workers a voice.
Today the Canadian Council for Refugees and other organizations announced the launch of a campaign designed to transform the conversation about refugees in Canada. Under the banner ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’, 4 April (Refugee Rights Day) will see the launch of new efforts to promote a positive vision of what we want for refugees and of the important contributions refugees make to our communities.
The BC Civil Liberties Association, will file a complaint to the federal Privacy Commissioner on behalf of Oscar Mata Duran, a migrant worker who was deported yesterday and whose questioning by Canada Border Services Agency was taped without his consent for a reality TV show.