MEDIA

  • 24
    AUG

    Nell Toussaint clears legal hurdle for health care for migrants without status in Canada / healthcoalition.ca

    A 2020 study on the working and housing conditions of migrant workers in Prince Edward Island during the COVID-19 pandemic found that migrant workers in the island’s fish plants and farms were not given the information they needed to access health care.

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  • 10
    JUN

    Travailleurs étrangers temporaires : "Le Canada devrait avoir honte" / francopresse.ca

    "La pandémie aggrave les conditions de vie des travailleurs étrangers temporaires. En dehors des lieux de travail, on ne les protège pas comme on devrait, ils ont peur", regrette Tracy Glynn.

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  • 03
    JUN

    Temporary foreign workers in P.E.I. faced inadequate housing and overcrowding despite pandemic: study. / dal.ca

    Dr. Bejan is leading the team that is asking migrant workers directly about their experiences in the agri-food sector in the Maritimes, and how the pandemic has affected their health and safety.

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  • 03
    JUN

    17 People to a bedroom: Report describes living conditions for migrant workers. / tj.news

    Migrant workers who travelled to PEI amid the COVID-19 pandemic have encountered overcrowded and inadequate housing conditions, according to a newly released study.

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  • 02
    JUN

    ‘The bosses think that we are their slaves’: P.E.I. report documents crowded housing, 'unscrupulous' labour practices for migrant workers / saltwire.com

    Ann Wheatley of P.E.I.’s Cooper Institute said the overall vulnerability of temporary foreign workers in P.E.I. has become worse since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 01
    JUN

    "Report details poor living conditions, 'unscrupulous' practices for P.E.I. migrant workers" / cbc.ca

    'Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home' issued recommendations for the provincial and federal governments, with some focused specifically on safe and dignified housing for workers.

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  • 05
    APR

    "Province 'irresponsible' not to give migrants vaccine priority" / tj.news

    Raluca Bejan, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University questioned why migrants who pay taxes in Canada shouldn't benefit from the vaccine rollout.

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  • 06
    FEB

    "Prioritize safety of migrant workers, say advocates" / tj.news

    The safety and well-being of migrant workers should be top-of-mind as seafood and farming companies grapple with new travel restrictions prompted by COVID-19, advocates for temporary foreign workers say.

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  • 06
    NOV

    "CBC COMPASS PEI with Louise Martin"

    Principle Investigator Raluca Bejan talks with Louise Martin, the host of CBC News: Compass – the evening news program on Prince Edward Island.

  • 05
    NOV

    "CBC New Brunswick with Harry Forestell"

    Principle Investigator Raluca Bejan talks with Harry Forestell for the CBC New Brunswick News.

  • 27
    OCT

    "Dalhousie University to document impact of COVID-19 on temporary foreign workers" / globalnews.ca

    Researches at Dalhousie University are looking into how the COVID-19 pandemic is directly affecting thousands of temporary foreign workers who have taken on jobs in the agricultural, seafood processing and other food sectors in the Maritimes.

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  • 14
    OCT

    "Study seeks to interview Temporary Foreign Workers in the Maritimes during COVID" / nbmediacoop.org

    A new partnership between researchers based at Dalhousie University, St. Thomas University and Cooper Institute is seeking to interview Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) on their experiences working in the agricultural and seafood sectors in the Maritime provinces during the COVID pandemic.

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  • 08
    OCT

    "CBC RadioOne Nova Scotia, Information Morning with Portia Clark"

    Principle Investigator Raluca Bejan talks with Portia Clark on CBC Radio's Information Morning for mainland Nova Scotia.