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Flu leaves Mexican workers in limbo


April 27, 2009
By Globe and Mail

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April 27, 2009, Montreal, Que. – Canadian and Mexican officials are
meeting today to assess whether it’s safe for thousands of Mexican
agricultural workers to travel to Canada in light of the swine flu
outbreak.

April 27, 2009, Montreal, Que. – Canadian and Mexican officials are meeting today to assess whether it’s safe for thousands of Mexican agricultural workers to travel to Canada in light of the swine flu outbreak.

More than 15,000 Mexican workers are entering Canada this year under the federal seasonal farm workers’ program, a number of them due to arrive in the coming days and weeks. The volatile state of the flu outbreak in Mexico is creating worries among Canadian farmers, who regard the Mexican farmhands as crucial for their production.

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