Ottawa is working to develop a national program of regulation of the housing to protect the migrant workers, after three farm workers, mexicans have been swept away by the COVID-19, and that hundreds of others have contracted.
This is what was said by the minister of Employment, Carla Qualtrough, the senate finance committee before which she testified this morning in the framework of the study on the government’s response to the pandemic, and its economic effects.
The folder of migrant workers, essential to the food supply in Canada, is our number one priority at this time,” insisted the minister.
The statement comes a few hours after the death of a third agricultural workers, mexicans in Ontario. To the intensive care unit for a few days, the man worked on a farm in south-western Ontario, where 217 other employees have contracted the virus.