Friday, 23 November 2007

Canada's guest workers - Not such a warm welcome

The temporary foreign workers pouring into Canada are often exploited
Illustration by Claudio Munoz
Excerpted from The Economist:

"TIMES had caught up with the sprawling brewery in the town of Barrie, an hour's drive north of Toronto. Canadians were drinking less and less beer, especially the traditional mass-produced brands. So Molson, the biggest of them all, closed the brewery and sold the property. The new owners were soon pandering to a different vice—marijuana. When police raided the plant in 2004, it was producing four crops a year of 30,000 high-grade, hydroponically-grown plants, worth around C$100m ($102m)."
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