The Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), provides the major losses of fruits and vegetables grown in Quebec because of a lack of workers in the fields.
The president of the UPA), Marcel Groleau, an estimated shortage of more than 3000 skilled workers to pick the crops, and this, even if 8000 Québécois have offered their services.
In an interview with the show Dutrizac on QUB radio, he explained that it was difficult to replace experienced workers who know how to pick up quickly the fruit and vegetables. Farmers in quebec traditionally rely on seasonal workers from Mexico to help with their harvests.
- LISTEN to Marcel Groleau, president of the Union of agricultural producers, on QUB radio:
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