Migrant workers gather at historic Toronto forum
More than 300 migrant agriculture workers – the largest gathering ever of migrant workers in Canada – travelled to Toronto on June 20 to participate in No Rights, No Rules: Migrant Workers in a Globalized World — an international forum on the challenges, obstacles and exploitation faced by migrant and temporary workers in Canada.
But the Father’s Day forum was also about solutions, empowerment and continued solidarity with migrant and temporary workers in Canada.
One participant who couldn’t cross the border was Max Correa, the General Secretary of Central Campesina Cardenista (CCC) – one of Mexico’s largest farm workers organizations. Brother Correa had been scheduled as a panelist but he could not attend due to delays in processing his visa. Instead he participated via video — sharing with the audience the history of struggle of everyday workers and peasants in Mexico.