Uphill road for Mexican worker
Editor, The News:
Re: Bracing for a 21st century slave trade (B.C. Views, Nov. 7). Thanks to columnist Tom Fletcher for this article.
My Mexican husband has suffered tremendously, up until about a year ago, to make ends meet. He was determined to “make it” through hard work, and was not afraid to enter the job market at any level to gain experience and improve his English. His first job was as a construction labourer, doing menial clean-up jobs, even though he is well educated with eight years of solid work experience in Mexico.
A couple of other positions followed but the lack of respect for his skills and previous experience and the willingness to take advantage was astounding.
He has been very shocked and disgusted by the Canadian government’s willingness to assist people financially who are able-bodied. There should be no need to import temporary labourers to Canada.
Carin Moolman and Jorge Mora-Chavez