From the Office of MPP Toby Barrett
To The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND/NORFOLK—Given the importance of Temporary Foreign Workers, Haldimand Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was pleased provincial and federal support will be given to agriculture producers with international workers from Trinidad and Tobago who are currently unable to return home.
“Funding available for the 400 stranded farm workers from Trinidad and Tobago will assist farmers to provide housing, meals, winter clothing, heaters, PPE, and other necessities, including internet to assist workers in keeping touch with home as Christmas nears,” Barrett said.
Approximately 400 farm workers from Trinidad and Tobago who came to Ontario under the federal Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program are currently unable to return home as they haven’t received COVID-19 travel exemptions from their home country. These international workers assisted with growing and harvesting our food and helped keep the food supply chain strong throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.