SAM FITZPATRICK’S COMPLAINTS DIDN’T SAVE HIM. Sam was killed on the job on February 22, 2009. He was crushed to death under a huge bolder. He had warned his bosses something like that might happen just the day before.
WORKERS KILLED AT WORK IN NOVA SCOTIA BECOME ‘THE UNDEAD’: they are not allowed to rest in peace. They are kept alive in a bureaucratic limbo of secrets and obfuscation. Families are denied details of how and why their loved ones died; deaths are even hidden from the public.
WE’RE JUST NOT FEELIN’ IT. No matter how much the carnival barkers in charge of the economy keep telling us how lucky we are...things just don’t feel right. We’re stressed out: particularly about how thin we are stretched payday to payday and about the frightening reality of the climate crisis.
WE TREAT MIGRANT WORKERS LIKE SHIT. We did when we brought them from China to build our railroads over a century ago. We still do when we bring them here today to work our farms. It’s the Canadian way.