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Migrant workers caravan hits Toronto en route to Parliament Hill

Date

2016

Abstract

Foreign workers who do work Canadians won’t call for labour rights and an end to exploitation.As symbols go, the schedule of the “Harvesting Freedom Caravan” that hit Toronto on Sunday could hardly have been better designed.Activists campaigning for an end to exploitation of migrant workers in Canada set out on Labour Day weekend from the Ontario town of Leamington, home to the largest concentration of agricultural greenhouses in North America.They aim to conclude in Ottawa — where they say the problem must be addressed — just before Thanksgiving weekend, when Canadians across the country will be preparing to chow down on what the caravaners describe as the fruits and produce of injustice.

Newspaper title

Thestar.com

Page numbers

1

Place published

Toronto

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Keywords

Harvesting Freedom Caravan

Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Content types

Support initiatives

Target groups

Public awareness

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Nova Scotia, and National relevance

Spheres of activity

Agriculture

Languages

English