Articles and Editorials

The following articles and editorials regarding migrant agricultural workers in Canada were written by members of the Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group:

For migrant farm workers, housing is not just a determinant of health, but a determinant of death

Caxaj, C. Susana and Anelyse Weiler.
The Conversation, July 12, 2022

Ontario must do more to protect migrant workers. Here’s how

Mayell, Stephanie, Janet McLaughlin, C. Susana Caxaj, Donald Cole, Leah F. Vosko, Tanya Basok, and Anelyse Weiler.
TVO, March 9, 2022

Let’s accept migrant farmworkers as members of our food community

Toronto Star, September 7, 2020

Coronavirus: Canada stigmatizes, jeopardizes essential migrant workers

Hennebry, Jenna L., C. Susana Caxaj, Janet McLaughlin and Stephanie Mayell.
The Conversation, June 3, 2020

Government COVID-19 guidelines gamble on the lives of migrant agricultural workers

Caxaj, C. Susana, Amy Cohen, Carlos Colindres, Natalie Drolet, Jenna L. Hennebry and Janet McLaughlin.
Canadian Science Policy, April 21, 2020

Protecting the health and rights of migrant agricultural workers during the COVID-19 outbreak should be a priority

Weiler, Anelyse, Janet McLaughlin, Susana Caxaj and Donald Cole.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Policy, April 1, 2020.

The Cruel Trade-off at your Local Produce Aisle

McLaughlin, Janet and Don Wells.
Maclean’s, January 18, 2018.

Helping migrant workers must be part of new food policy

Weiler, Anelyse, Janet McLaughlin and Donald Cole.
Toronto Star, December 22, 2017.

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Deserve Right To Call Canada Home

McLaughlin, Janet, Don Wells, Aaraon Diaz, Andre Lyn.
Huffington Post, September 27, 2016.

How Migrant Dreams Reveals the Dark Side of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

McLaughlin, Janet.
TV Ontario (TVO) Commentary, September 12, 2016.

Canada's Migrant Agricultural Workers Deserve Full and Equal Rights. Here's Why.

McLaughlin, Janet.
TV Ontario (TVO) Commentary, June 16, 2016.

A More Inclusive Community for Migrant Workers

McLaughlin, Janet.
Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable Blog,, Feb 22, 2012.

Who is Responsible? Tracing the Trajectory of two Migrant Farmworkers’ Lives and Deaths in Canada

McLaughlin, Janet.
Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine, 1(2):16-21.

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