Moncton, N.B. – February 3, 2013 – Valerie Gibbs is one of the 18 BDM Scholarships recipients for 2012. Valerie is the daughter of UFCW Canada Local 1288P Member Michel Gibbs, who works at Co-op Atlantic in Moncton, N.B.
Winnipeg – February 2, 2013 – UFCW Canada Local 832 is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, representing an outstanding history of leadership and activism as Manitoba’s leading voice for food, retail and commercial workers.
Ottawa – February 5, 2013 – Canada’s voice for food workers is calling on activists, friends and supporters to join a new campaign that tells the country’s Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz – along with Conservative Boss Stephen Harper – to immediately stop their attack on the Canadian food industry and the hard working people who make it possible.
Toronto – February 1, 2013 – In December 1995, Jean Augustine, the first Black woman ever to be elected to the House of Commons, introduced a motion to “take note of the important contribution of black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, the diversity of the black community in Canada and its importance to the history of this country, and recognize February as Black History Month.
Toronto – January 31, 2013 – On February 6, 2012, a horrific collision near Hampstead, Ontario killed eleven men, and left three others critically injured. Juan Ariza, 35, was one of those survivors. The Peruvian native had only been in Canada three days when the Hampstead tragedy changed his life forever. He had been recruited to Canada as a migrant agriculture worker. Ever since the tragic collision, Juan has been recuperating in a nursing home in London, Ontario.
Mississauga, Ont. – January 30, 2013 – webCampus, North America’s leading labour education program, is proud to work in partnership with community organizations such as Peel Multicultural Council, Immigrant Workers Centre, Mennonite New Life Centre, Worker Action Centre, Agriculture Workers Alliance, and Migrante Canada.
On February 6, 2012, near Hampstead, Ontario, a flatbed truck collided with a passenger van carrying thirteen migrant agriculture workers. Ten of the passengers in the van were killed: David Armando Blancas-Hernandez, ElvioBravo-Suncion, Enrique Arturo Leon, Juan Castillo, Fernando Correa, Jose Mercedes Valdiviezo-Taboa, Cesar AugustoSanchez-Palacios, CorsinoJaramillo, Mario Abril, and Oscar Compomanes-Corzo.