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$15M for protection from COVID-19 for migrant workers called a ‘Band-Aid solution’

June 18, 2020  By Toronto Star

The $15 million that Ontario pledged Friday to help agri-food operations fight COVID-19 falls short of what’s needed, groups representing migrant workers say, as the number of workers infected hit 629.

“They’re throwing money without making fundamental change,” said Syed Hussan of Migrant Workers for Change, who called for legislation requiring physical distancing in greenhouses, farm workspaces and bunkhouses, and inspections to verify it. | READ MORE


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