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Ontario migrant workers marching 50 km


October 12, 2010
By The Canadian Press

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October
12, 2010, Essex, Ont. – Migrant workers in Ontario have passed the half-way
point in their 50 kilometre march for better working and housing conditions.

October
12, 2010, Essex, Ont. – Migrant workers in Ontario have passed the half-way
point in their 50 kilometre march for better working and housing conditions.

Members
of Justice for Migrant Workers began their march in Leamington on Oct. 12
with a stop for a rally in Essex. They’re
wearing red t-shirts and holding placards that say “justice.” They
plan to end the march around 7 p.m. in Windsor.

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The
marchers say many of the fruits and vegetables on Thanksgiving Day tables were
harvested and processed by migrant workers.

The
group says about 18,000 workers from Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala, the
Philippines and the Caribbean come to Canada each year to work on farms.