Migrant advocacy group demands Ontario shut down agricultural sector amid COVID-19 spike | CBC News

Migrant advocacy group demands Ontario shut down agricultural sector amid COVID-19 spike | CBC News
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The advocacy organization, Justice for Migrant Workers, is calling for an immediate shutdown of Ontario’s entire agricultural industry until every workplace is fully sterilized to stop the spread of COVID-19 among its workers.

“This is racism,” said Justice for Migrant Workers organizer Chris Ramsaroop. “This fiasco has to end.” 

Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1,000 agri-farm workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 across the province, according to Ramsaroop. Data compiled by CBC News show that more than 670 have tested positive across farms in Windsor-Essex, Ont.

Windsor-Essex saw its largest spikes of new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and Monday. Of the new cases, 196 involved workers in the agri-farm sector. Two temporary foreign workers from Mexico have died in the…



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