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CURRIE: We need to do more to protect agricultural workers from COVID-19

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29.06.2020

Keith Currie

My local grocery store recently installed ‘one way’ arrows in each aisle, in order to control the flow of shoppers and help enforce social distancing.

By and large, it seems to work. People who used to mill about the store in any old direction now take the time to dutifully plan their circuit in order to protect themselves and others.

Four months ago, nobody was thinking that shoppers needed floor directions in order to move from the egg aisle and get to the produce. But that was before the pandemic changed how all of us assess risk. The threat of the virus has compelled all of us to embrace subtle, but significant, changes in our day-to-day lives.

Today, Canadian farmers and, in particular, the ones who depend on temporary agricultural workers, find themselves facing a........

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