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LIVE CHAT REPLAY: the fifth estate's Mark Kelley talks Bangladesh garment factories

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A Bangladeshi woman mourns for her missing relative who was killed in the garment factory building collapse in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Many of our clothes bear the label 'made in Bangladesh.' But It wasn't until the deadly collapse of a garment factory there last spring that many Canadians began to think about the people who make our clothing.

After the collapse of Rana Plaza, the fifth estate's co-host Mark Kelley travelled to Bangladesh and met workers who say they are still forced to make clothes bound for Canada in dangerous conditions.

Kelley took your questions LIVE on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. ET in a live webcam chat.

Also joining him was Bob Jeffcott, a policy analyst at the Maquila Solidarity Network, a Toronto-based organization that aims to improve labourers' working conditions.

And Liana Foxvog, director of organizing and communications for the International Labor Rights Forum, a witness signatory to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Thank you for all your questions! We had some lively debate and interesting discussion. Watch a replay of the chat below.

To join the chat, simply:

  •     Click on "Sign In" inside the Spreecast window.

  •     You will be prompted to connect with Facebook, Twitter or an email address. Choose one, sign in and follow the prompts to access the chat.

  •     To ask the guest a question, click on the "Camera" button. One of our producers will private message you before bringing you up live.

  •     To ask a text-based question, click "Submit Question," and type it in, or expand the window and join the live chat in the right hand box.

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