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Migrant workers complain of overcrowded dorm rooms and agriculture chemical exposure on Kelowna farm

Date

2019

Abstract

Farm owner denies workers were exposed to crop sprayer and says their lodgings were approved by authorities

Three seasonal migrant workers have launched complaints about their living and working conditions at a farm they were employed at in Kelowna, B.C., with one of them alleging he was exposed to agricultural chemicals from a crop sprayer.

The workers were brought from Mexico to Canada by A.M. Sandher Farm Ltd. under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, said Jorge Siller, a legal advocate with the Migrant Workers Centre.

The owner of the farm denies the claims.

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CBC News

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Economic sectors

General farm workers

Geographical focuses

British Columbia and National relevance

Languages

English