They will pick our fruit, vegetables and tobacco; they will care for our chickens and hogs. They will feed us. They will enrich our economy. And they will achieve this by working for pay and under conditions the vast majority of Ontarians would disdainfully reject, according to Winnipeg Free Press. Sadly, at a Perth County crossroads on Monday afternoon, it increasingly appears the people of Ontario did not live up to this responsibility. Eleven people died in the hamlet of Hampstead when a van filled with migrant workers failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a transport truck and this year, Ontario will open its borders and welcome more than 18,000 agricultural workers from other countries. These men and women will toil in our fields and orchards, in our greenhouses and barns. They will endure scorching suns, freezing winds, driving rains, mud, dirt, dust and bad odours. These labourers and temporary residents in Canada will do much for those of us lucky enough to call this place home. In return, beyond seeing they are properly recompensed before we send them home, we have a responsibility to ensure they are safe and protected when they are in this country. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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