Chief coroner mulls possible inquest
London Free Press - February 13, 2012
After horror, stark questions
London Free Press – February 10, 2012
Activists decry migrant worker transportation standards in wake of tragedy
The St. Catharines Standard
February 8, 2012
Ontario crash survivor had just ended his first shift
Feb. 09, 2012
Globe and Mail
Migrant workers: Who they are, where they're coming from
Canada's migrant farm worker system - what works and what's lacking
Now trending: 11 people dead in crash near Stratford, Ontario
February 07, 2012
Some of 'hard-working' migrants killed in Ontario crash were in Canada only a week
Globe and mail - February 7 , 2012
11 dead as truck hits passenger van near Stratford
Toronto Star - February 6, 2012
Peruvian farm workers among dead in Ontario crash
CBC News - February 7, 2012
Three in hospital, 11 dead following Ontario crash
CTV News - February 7, 2012
Police look for cause of crash that killed 11 in southwestern Ontario
The Winnipeg Free Press - February 7, 2012
Migrant farm workers killed in horrific Perth County crash
The Hamilton Spectator - February 7, 2012
TORONTO, ON — February 6, 2012- The union that has led a two-decade campaign for increased workplace and safety rights for Ontario farm workers has offered its condolences and renewed its call for increased diligence in the wake of a horrific two-vehicle collision Monday that reportedly killed 10 agriculture workers riding in a van, as well as the driver of another vehicle.
"On behalf of the 250,000 members of UFCW Canada, our thoughts go out to the families of all the victims of this tragic and horrible accident," says Wayne Hanley, the national president of UFCW Canada. In association with the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), UFCW Canada operates four Ontario support centres for domestic and migrant workers and 6 others centres across Canada. "The safe transportation of agriculture workers has always been a critical issue, and we must expect a relentless investigation into how and why such a tragedy occurred."
It is reported that some of the victims were migrant agriculture workers. More than 20,000 migrants work in the Ontario agriculture sector each season. The identities of the victims have been withheld until the next-of-kin are informed.
"This is a terrible loss for the families of the victims, as well for the Ontario community," said Hanley, the leader of Canada's largest private-sector union.
"This is shocking reminder to the more than 10,000 members of the Agriculture Workers Association who already know the dangers involved in working in the agriculture sector. Out of respect for the victims, and for all the men and women working in the agriculture sector, we will work to ensure that every factor in this accident is investigated to make certain it never happens again.”